Employer of the Year.
For the second year in a row Aldi has won FCB Group Retailer of the Year at the Australian Retailers Association’s (ARA) 2018 eftpos Retail Awards.
With a strong commitment to diversity, non-discrimination and support to all employees, Aldi were said to incorporate internal and external recruiting methods to select candidates and nurture the skills, confidence and leadership required to operate business functions. Family owned Australian retailer, PetStock was crowned National Retailer of the Year.
FCB Group partner, Nick Tindley and Aldi logistics director, Tahl Kat (Photo Credit: Australian Retailers Association)
ARA executive director, Russell Zimmerman, said the ARA received a high standard of nominations this year, and the 2018 award winners encapsulated the authentic characteristics required to triumph in the industry.
“As online and global markets continue to challenge the retail industry, the variety of small, medium and large retailers capturing this year’s award titles showcases the diverse and extraordinary talent we have in Australian retail,” Zimmerman said.
“Every year the retail awards judging process gets harder and this year’s winners were no exception as these remarkable retailers are a testament to the vibrant and progressive industry we are in today.”
ARA executive director, Russell Zimmerman and TV presenter Livinia Nixon
Television presenter, Livinia Nixon hosted the awards breakfast which not only celebrated accomplishments produced in the retail sphere, but also asked the 500 guests to think beyond the shopfront.
One of the judges, Swinburne University adjunct industry fellow, Bernie Brookes said this year’s winners were the driving force propelling the industry forward. “With the continual influence technology plays in the retail sector, the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Award winners represent the outstanding leadership and innovative qualities required to succeed in a thriving and competitive industry,” Brookes said.
Also speaking at the event was eftpos managing director, Stephen Benton. “Retail is an exceptionally important industry because it is the barometer of the economy. These awards provide an opportunity to recognise the contribution of these businesses and the people who run them,” he said.