By Craig Zammit
SYDNEY: Harvey Norman Bundall has become the third Harvey Norman store to be announced as a nominee for Australian Store of the Year, after 100 suppliers voted the Queensland store best in the state for the 2007 Electrical Retailing Awards (ERAs).
With seven finalists in the running for the Australian Store of the Year Award, the Bundall store will join fellow Harvey Norman finalists, Chadstone and Warrawong, as well as Clive Peeters Moonah, as candidates to for the Best Store in Australia ERA.
The ERA State Store of the Year awards are determined by over 100 industry suppliers who vote based on judging criteria including customer appeal, staff knowledge, local marketing initiative, buying and operational efficiencies and sales success.
The Australian Store of the Year ERA is one of the four major awards to be announced on the night, with the other major Awards including Product of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Retail Organisation of the Year.
The ERA Awards combine the efforts of the electrical retailing industry’s leading trade publication – Appliance Retailer, as well as the industry’s leading data provider – GfK Australia, in conjunction with a national judging panel representing a cross section of the industry’s leading retailers and the major suppliers and manufacturers.