Australian retail honours its legends and rising stars

Retail awards

The Australian retail industry has honoured its long-standing legends and recognised its innovative rising stars in a glittering awards ceremony in Melbourne overnight.   The nation’s premier industry honours – the National Retail Awards – were presented to outstanding retailers from across Australia at a glittering ceremony in the spectacular Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne. […]

Finalists emerge as some of Australia’s most innovative ‘next gen’ retailers

The National Retail Association’s (NRA’s) prestigious 2018 National Retail Awards line-up of finalists is proving to be one of the most innovative and diverse in the event’s long-running history. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said this calibre of entrants this year in particular, highlighted how quickly Australian stores were pivoting in such a rapidly-changing environment, to […]

Countdown is on for Retail’s Night of Nights!

The 2017 National Retail Awards is only one month away! With just one month until the winners are revealed, preparations for the gala event-of-the-year, the 2017 National Retail Awards, have been ramping up. As the industry’s most prestigious award ceremony, the stunning gala dinner will be reminiscent of the Oscars. In front of over 400 […]

Message from the CEO: 22 August 2017

As mentioned in the last edition of NRR, the NRA has announced its finalists for the 2017 National Retail Awards. As has been the case in previous years, yet again the entries we received in 2017 have been of a very high standard. The quality of nominations is a testament to the many innovative and […]

National Retail Awards Finalists Announced!

 The National Retail Association (NRA) today revealed the names of the top 2017 Finalists for what is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious retail awards – the 2017 National Retail Awards! Alongside the coveted REST Young Retailer of the Year Award, this year’s Awards will celebrate dozens of retailers under new categories at this […]

Message from the CEO: 15 August 2017

Last week the New South Wales State Government announced that retailers across the state will be able to open their doors to trade on Boxing Day. An independent review of the two-year trial that took place in 2015 and 2016 recommended the change and we are pleased that the government has acted on the advice […]

Message from the CEO: 12 September 2016

Dominique Lamb CEO National Retail Association

This coming Wednesday evening September 14, the National Retail Association is eagerly anticipating one of our hallmark events for the year, with our Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner occurring at the Sofitel Sydney. It promises to be a spectacular event, with winners to be announced in several award categories. Rewards for excellence aims to acknowledge […]

Young retailers impress awards judges

With just a little over 4 weeks until the winners are revealed, preparations for the 2016 Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony are ramping up. Last Tuesday saw the 25 Young Retailer of the Year Finalists wow the judges during their Skype interviews. Our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of talent […]

Onwards and upwards for the NRA’s Event’s Director

Many NRA members and indeed the wider industry will have had some dealings over the years with our energetic and bubbly Director of Events, Marketing + Partnerships, Carly Faragher. Carly has been an integral part of the NRA team, organising events such as our POD Summit and Young Retailer of the Year Awards, as well […]

TV personality to MC Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner

The NRA’s Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner is fast approaching … And what a night it is going to be! Finalists across 13 award categories have been announced and the Young Retailer of the Year Finalists are preparing for their interviews with the judges. The extravagant Rio theme and styling is set to impress and […]

Anxious wait over for national retail Finalists

Innovative, resourceful, self-starting, and downright talented. These are the words used to describe the crop of incredible retailers who’ve made it through to be named Finalists in the National Retail Association’s (NRA’s) 2016 Rewards for Excellence. The NRA has today revealed who’s in the running for the most prestigious Awards in the country, which acknowledge […]

Don’t miss retail’s night of nights

Are you ready for Retail’s biggest night of the year? The countdown is on until the National Retail Association (NRA) hosts Australia’s most anticipated retail awards evening – The NRA’s Rewards for Excellence Gala Dinner. Tickets are now on sale for the extravagant Rio themed Gala Dinner which is to be held on 14 September, […]

Final call for Rewards for Excellence nominations

Nominations for the National Retail Association’s (NRA) 2016 Rewards for Excellence close this Friday 3 June. Rewards for Excellence is a fantastic opportunity to go for gold and be recognised as a leader within the industry. This awards program is considered amongst the highest of accolades and those that are nominated are deemed the best […]

Could you be the next Young Retailer of the Year?

Nominations are now open for National Retail Association’s Rewards for Excellence, which are recognised nationally as the highest accolade in retail, and acknowledge excellence in ambition, leadership and innovation. This year will see the Young Retailer of the Year award included in the line-up, bringing together the most anticipated retail awards event in Australia. Medina […]