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Monday 26th July 2021 09:19 PM
Vodafone Named ‘National Retailer of the Year’
Vodafone was crowned ‘national retailer of the year’ at the Australian Retailers’ Association’s annual awards in Melbourne on Thursday. The telecommunications company reported it had made sizeable improvements to its business and customer experience since a low point some time ago by making common sense decisions and backing its people.
This was a fitting result, given this year’s theme, ‘Retail Morphosis’, which is concerning how retailers adapt to change in order to succeed. “Although the retail landscape will continue to be disrupted by emerging technology and international competitors, it is truly gratifying to see the industry filled with hardworking retailers who continue to power retail through innovation and adaption,” Russell Zimmerman, executive director of the ARA, said.
Retailers such as Petstock, Bakers Delight, Birdsnest, Coles Group and Biome were recognised for their achievements in innovation, marketing, customer experience and more. The winners in all 12 categories are listed below. The awards happened at Myer Mural Hall on Thursday morning, and featured fashion parade capturing the history of Australian retail from the 1920s to the 1990s, with outfits curated by Myer and hair and make-up created by Chiseled Hair.
Consumer futurist Amanda Stevens delivered a keynote speech on what the latest consumer research insights expose about the opportunities for growth in the sector, and host Steve Plarre, CEO of Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, entertained the audience with a rendition of ‘Uptown Funk’.