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Last chance to nominate


ARA logoEntries for The Australian Retailers Association’s (ARA) 2014 Australian Retail Awards close today at 5pm.

Tickets are also selling fast for the ARA Australian Retail Awards Breakfast on July 15 at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, where all award category winners will be announced.

The 2014 ARA Awards will be bigger than previous years, with a new venue, and new awards.

ARA executive director, Russell Zimmerman, said the ARA Retail Awards program is an ideal vehicle for driving successful retail players from the shop floor to the national stage.

“As Australia’s only national retail award program, the ARA Awards have played a hand in helping many recipients achieve greater success,” said Zimmerman.

“The ARA Awards Breakfast is not only a fantastic platform for award winners to gain recognition amongst their peers and in the media, but also a great opportunity for all involved in the retail industry to enjoy a morning of valuable insights and networking with some of retail’s finest.

“We’re thrilled that a very high calibre of submissions have already arrived in the office over the past week or so. We are looking forward to judging day and the opportunity to provide recognition to our hard working retail professionals who are shaping the retail landscape of tomorrow,” Zimmerman said.

Award categories include eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year; BDO Australian Retail Employer of the Year’ Visa Australian Independent Retailer of the Year; Quest Payment Systems Australian Retail Innovator of the Year; Expr3ss! Staff Selection Software Australian Retail Graduate of the Year; eBay Inc Australian Multichannel Retailer of the Year; FCB Australian Retail HR Practitioner of the Year; Rest Industry Super Individual Retailer of the Year – male & female; Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Retailer of the Year; Victorian Government Victorian Retailer of the Year; and the Shop for Shops Australian Retail Store Upgrade of the Year.

Award eligibility and criteria for the awards, and tickets for the Awards Breakfast can be purchased at

For more information,  phone 1300 368 041 or email


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