News and Updates

5 reasons why you should enter the National Retail Awards

19 April 2021

From small to large businesses, from HR to Store Managers, from innovators to trainers… we have an Award for you!

Retail’s best and brightest unveiled at the National Retail Awards 2020

16 October 2020

After a year of unprecedented challenges the National Retail Association (NRA) has unveiled Australian retail’s best and brightest across an array of categories at a landmark online awards ceremony.

Store Manager of the Year: Finalists

09 October 2020

The Store Manager of the Year Award recognises an individual store manager who sets an example of exceptional retail leadership on the front line.

Young Retailer of the Year: Finalists

09 October 2020

Our Young Retailer of the Year award is testimony to the professionalism, motivation and entrepreneurial spirit of the next generation of retailers.

Sustainability champions of the year

Sustainability Champion of the Year: Finalists

09 October 2020

This category of the National Retail Awards celebrates retailers who have made an exceptional effort to promote sustainable practices.

HR Professional of the Year: Finalists

09 October 2020

This category of the National Retail Awards celebrates individuals who rock the HR world.

8 email marketing tips for driving sales this holiday season

09 September 2020

From Click Frenzy to Singles’ Day, Halloween to Black Friday, Cyber Monday to Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, these landmark events provide a great opportunity for marketers to increase brand awareness and drive sales. Here are some of my quick tips for sales-driving seasonal email marketing:   1. Launch a competition to kick-start your seasonal email marketing Competitions are great for data capture. Come up with a fantastic prize and encourage your recipients to give you certain details –…

Nick Shelton HR Professional of the Year

2019 HR Professional of the Year – Nick Shelton

24 February 2020

Nick Shelton has been a stalwart HR Manager at Amart Furniture, letting his passion for building high performing teams guide his career.

Young Retailer of the Year Stephen Mangion

Introducing Stephen Mangion – the 2019 Young Retailer of the Year

07 February 2020

Fresh from his prize for winning Young Retailer of the Year (a trip to New York and the NRF Big Show), Stephen discusses how the Awards changed his career.

Party People Megastore

2019 National Retail Awards recap: Party People Megastore

05 February 2020

With the launch of our 2020 National Retail Awards underway, we took the time to reflect on the winners of the year gone by, and how they have adapted, innovated and crushed the retail industry. The Party People Megastore, located in Drummoyne, scored a win and a finalist at the 2019 National Retail Awards. Chief Party Dude Dean Salakas earned top honours in the Small Retailer of the Year category, and his deserving Store Manager Julie-Anne Benge was recognised as…