Tipped to be biggest awards event yet.

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has opened submissions for the 2016 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards. Major event sponsor, eftpos, will be support the ARA Awards for a third consecutive year.

eftpos managing director, Bruce Mansfield said, “Retail plays a vital role in the daily lives of all Australians and it’s important that we recognise the industry’s contribution through these awards.”

“eftpos CHQ and SAV has supported everyday payments at Australian retailers for the past three decades and we are proud to sponsor these prestigious awards to honour the hard working men and women who serve their customers every day,” he said.


ARA Executive Director, Russell Zimmerman, anticipates that the event held on Wednesday 10 August in Melbourne will the biggest and best awards event to date.

“The ARA Awards represent a national platform to showcase the best of the industry, recognising the extraordinary and innovative work of those moving retail forward. The Awards breakfast is an opportunity for retailers to share their inspiring retail success stories, and gain industry insights from esteemed guest speakers and valuable sponsors,” he explained.

“The Awards span a range of categories reflecting the diversity of Australian retail – from small owner operators, retail graduates and HR practitioners, through to multichannel retailers, industry innovators and outstanding store fit-outs. And not to mention the coveted eftpos ‘Retailer of the Year’ award,” Zimmerman concluded.