Aussie Retailers Shortlisted for World Retail Awards

The 2016 World Retail Awards shortlist has been announced, with a number of Australian retailers getting the nod.

Myer, Shoes of Prey, Stylerunner, The Good Guys and Kikki.K have all been shortlisted for awards. The 2016 World Retail Awards will be announced on 14 April at the 2016 World Retail Congress in Dubai.

 

Myer

Myer has been shortlisted for the Best Holiday Season Advertising Campaign for its Find Christmas at Myer campaign.

“Myer is thrilled to be recognised as a finalist alongside world-class international retailers like Macy’s, Burberry and John Lewis who are renowned for their clever and creative Christmas campaigns,” said Myer Chief Merchandise & Marketing Officer, Deputy CEO, Daniel Bracken.”

The Good Guys

Whitegoods and appliance retailer The Good Guys has been nominated for Responsible Retailer of the Year. The Good Guys has a strong community focus demonstrated through its various outreach programs. The company partnered with Jamie Oliver to bring Jamie’s Ministry of Food to Australia in 2010. The program educates people on health and diet issues and reaches out to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. The company also created the Super Hero Academy, which is designed to help children aged six to 12.

“We’re truly honoured to have been recognised in the World Retail Awards 2016 as a finalist in the Responsible Retailer of the Year category,” said Andrew Muir, Executive Chairman of The Good Guys.

“The program for which we have been made a finalist in the World Retail Awards 2016 is our Super Hero Academy — an innovative program we launched in 2015 designed to help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of primary school-aged children by empowering them to discover their inner super hero strengths and capabilities.

“Since launching in September, The Good Guys Super Hero Academy has visited four states, delivered 118 workshops and 240 hours of super hero fun to 4,190 children.

“Further to The Good Guys Super Hero Academy, we also donate more than a million dollars each year through our Local Giving Program to charities that deliver essential programs, services and grass-roots projects in the local communities in which we operate. We are proud to support Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia, Orange Sky Laundry and over 100 other local charities around Australia.”

Shoes of Prey

Aussie retail legend Shoes of Prey has been nominated for the Rodney Fitch Award for Innovation and Creativity. The custom footwear company has been at the forefront of the personalisation boom, and over the past year has relocated to the US, partnered with Nordstrom and raised US$15.5 million in capital funding.

Jodie Fox, Shoes of Prey
Jodie Fox, Co-Founder, Shoes of Prey

Stylerunner

Stylerunner co-founder Julie Stevanja has been nominated for the Young Retail Entrepreneur of the Year.

Julie Stevanja co-founded pureplay activewear retailer Stylerunner with her sister Sali in 2012. The company has grown massively since inception, with Julie quickly making a name for herself as an industry though-leader.

Stylerunner cofounder Julie Stevanja
Julie Stevanja, co-founder of Stylerunner.

Kikki.K

Stationary, gift and homewares retailer Kikki.K has been nominated for Store Design of the Year. Kikki.K operates stores in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK, and is currently looking at Europe and the US for further store launches. The brand’s Sweden-inspired stationary and homewares is expressed through its store design.

See the entire shortlist here:

 

Power Retail would like to offer hearty congratulations to all the retailers shortlisted for the awards.

 

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