Friday, May 6, 2011

BRW AMP Capital Australian Retailer of the Year Awards 2011

After a little negativity in Wednesday's post I thought it might be nice to post something more upbeat!

We're very excited to be a finalist in 3 of the 6 categories in this year's BRW AMP Capital Shopping Centres Australian Retailer of the Year Awards. The finalists are as follows:

New Retailer of the Year
  • Glamazon Shoes
  • Jimmy Jim Watches
  • OPSM Eye Hub (Luxottica)
  • Mall Music

Innovation in Retail

  • OPSM Eye Hub (Luxottica)
  • The Athlete's Foot
  • Shoes of Prey

Sustainable Retailing

  • Bakers Delight
  • Salvos stores
  • Todae

Successful Retailing Marketing Campaign

  • Grill'd
  • Kogan
  • Mondial Newman
  • Shoes of Prey

Best Use of Technology in Retail

  • Appliances Online
  • Eyeclarity
  • Kogan
  • Shoes of Prey

Outstanding Retailer of the Year

  • birdsnest
  • Gloria Jean's
  • Lorna Jane
  • Matchbox
  • Oroton
  • Pie Face
  • The Athlete's Foot

We're up against a couple of our favourite retailers, Grill'd and Kogan, so we certainly have some stiff competition! What particularly excites us about these awards however is they're not just online retail awards, they're straight retail awards, so most of our fellow finalists are traditional bricks and mortar retailers and it's exciting to be recognised amongst them.

BRW is a magazine I subscribed to for about 10 years through high school, University and my early working career and it contributed greatly to my leaving law and moving into the business world. Reading about successful Australian entrepreneurs in some of their lists like 'Fast 100', 'Fast Starters' and their 'Rich' lists was no doubt an inspiration to us starting Shoes of Prey. While we've not made it to any of those lists (particularly the 'Rich' ones!) it's humbling to be getting a mention.

The awards will be announced at a dinner on 18 May and published in a special edition of BRW on 19 May. We'll let you know how we go!


  1. Hi Mike. Look forward to meeting you guys at the dinner in Sydney. :-) Cheers, Mira (Glamazon)

  2. Thanks Mira, congratulations and we look forward to meeting you too!

  3. Massive congratulations! Fingers crossed that you'll clean them out! :) Sib

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