Officeworks named ARA retailer of the year

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Officeworks has been named 'Australian Retailer of the Year' at the 2017 eftpos Australian Retail Awards, presented by the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).

In presenting the award earlier this month, ARA executive director Russell Zimmerman said: “As a true category-killer (with 165 stores), this outstanding retailer has climbed to the pinnacle of the industry, dominating the $12 billion market sector.”

Zimmerman said the judging process included three pillars of in-depth research to determine the 2017 Retailer of the Year Award.

The exceptionally high standard of submissions we received this year was a profound reminder of the vibrant passion that encapsulates the retail industry,” he said.

2017 eftpos ARA AUSTRALIAN RETAIL AWARDS WINNERS

eftpos Retailer of the Year
WINNER: Officeworks
Runners up: Dan Murphy's, Bunnings Warehouse, JB HiFi, ALDI Australia, IKEA

eftpos Independent Retailer of the Year
WINNER: The Party People
Runner up: Nimble Activewear

Frontline Retail Employer of the Year
WINNER: ALDI Australia
Runner up: Peregrine Corporation

Pronto Software Retail Disruptor of the Year
WINNER: Airbnb Australia
Runner up: Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar

Temando Omni-channel Retailer of the Year
WINNER: EB Games
Runner up: PETstock

Shop-for-Shops Retail Store Fit-out of the Year 1-5 Store
WINNER: Nimble Activewear
Runner up: LUC Homewares and Design