Sneakerboy and Sumo Salad awarded Australian Innovators of the Year


Australian retailers Sneakerboy and Sumo Salad have been awarded the title of Australian Innovators of the Year by a global consultancy group.

Ebeltoft Group, a global alliance of retail consultancies, have released their annual publication which sees consultancy businesses from over 25 ‘mature and emerging retail markets across the globe,’ nominate retailers for innovative concepts.

SumoSalad’s CEO and co-founder, Luke Baylis, said the company’s Green label concept store “made the cut for Retail Innovation 11” and was announced one of the two winners for the award for their “healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable ethos.”

“According to Ebeltoft Group’s experts, it is Sumo’s holistic approach and physical in-store experience that makes us so innovative,” Baylis said.

Australian retail store Sneakerboy, was recognised for its use of technology. “The integration of technology and mobility, as well as a unique physical retail experience, redefines what it is to be truly omni-channel,” said Retail Doctor Group CEO, Brian Walker. “Sneakerboy is a homegrown Australian retail innovation, showcasing a new generation of thinking and redefining retail.”

Global retailers Ikea, T2 and Whole Foods Brooklyn in the US were also awarded for consumer experience and innovation within the publication.

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