Think you’ve got what it takes to win an ARA award?

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The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is calling all retailers to put themselves forward for the 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards.

This year’s awards, entitled ‘The Retail Realm: thinking outside the shop’, will touch on every element in the retail sphere. This includes customer experience, technology, payments, sustainability, supply chain, growth, employee development and corporate social responsibility.

“Retail is an exceptionally important sector for the Australian economy, and this year’s event will be a great platform for progressive retailers to share their experiences inside and outside the shopfront to inspire future industry leaders to push the retail realm forward,” ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman said.

“As the largest private employer in the country, retail plays a vital role in the daily lives of all Australians. We would like to acknowledge these people, who are the backbone of our society.

“This year, we’ve reimagined the awards and worked with industry experts to determine what constitutes the ‘best in retail’ across three categories – customer experience, retail workers and industry leaders.

“With 13 awards up for grabs, our panel of experts will be looking for exceptional retailers – from independent owner-operators to national brands, industry innovators and inspiring employees – who think beyond the shopfront.”

The ARA encourages retailers of all sizes to submit an entry or nominate an influential leader or instrumental employee before August 10. The winners will be announced on October 18 at the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne.

Click here to start your entry.