By Craig Zammit

SYDNEY: Harvey Norman Chadstone has been announced as the Electrical Retailing Awards (ERA) Victorian Store of the Year, becoming Harvey Norman’s second finalist now in the running to win the Australian Store of the Year to be announced at the 2007 ERA Awards.

With seven stores making up the group of finalists for the Australian Store of the Year Award, to be announced Friday 13 March 2007 at the ERA Awards held at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, the Chadstone announcement now assures Harvey Norman two chances to take out the honour of winning the Australian Store of the Year.

The ERA State Store of the Year awards are determined  by over 100 industry suppliers and judge on 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.