ASB MAGAZINE: The National Retail Association (NRA) is the largest and most representative retail industry body in Australia. The NRA represent the interests of over 19,000 retail outlets across the country, as well as online. The National Retail Awards acknowledge and reward individuals and businesses in the retail sector that are thought-leaders in their field, whilst promoting the diverse opportunities in an ever-evolving industry.

This year’s awards gala will be held on September 27th, and will be bigger than ever with a suite of new category and individual awards plus the all new People’s Choice Award.

For over 40 years, the Young Retailer of the Year Award has recognised and rewarded exceptional young talent under 25 years in the retail and fast food industry. It provides a platform to test, recognise, inspire and coach future leaders and to support the professional development of the best young talent in retail.

The 2017 Young Retailer of the Year will win a prize pool valued at over $15,000. The runner-up will receive a prize pool valued at $5000. This year Letitia McVey of City Beach and Annalisa Finocchiaro also from City Beach are shortlisted as finalists for the REST and Scentre Group Young Retailer of the Year.

Meanwhile, ASB’s own regular contributor Brian Walker – Retail Doctor Group is also being awarded for his Outstanding Contribution to the Industry. Congrats Brian.


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