There is now officially less than a week to go until the Retail Drinks Industry Awards with a formal gala dinner to be held next Tuesday 29 October at the Hyatt Regency Sydney in Darling Harbour.

The Retail Drinks Industry Awards are the national awards for Australia’s retail liquor industry, saluting the year-round efforts made by people and companies in the industry to succeed in business, through superior customer service, product knowledge and outstanding professionalism.

The Awards cover a range of different categories seeking to encompass the diversity of the retail liquor industry, with the Retailer Awards including Liquor Store of the Year, Large Format Liquor Store of the Year, Online Liquor Retailer of the Year, Liquor Store Owner of the Year and Liquor Store Manager of the Year.

The Excellence Awards also cover a range of different categories including Supplier of the Year, Sales Representative of the Year and Best Retail Activation Campaign.

Finally, the Flagship Awards category includes the Young Liquor Retailer of the Year Award which aims to recognise and reward outstanding future retail liquor industry leaders and promote the diversity of viable career opportunities available in the industry. The winner of the Young Liquor Retailer Award will be invited to sit as an ‘Observer’ on the Retail Drinks Australia Board for the following year.

Across each of these different categories, more than 450 individual nominations were received indicating the strong level of engagement and interest in this year’s Awards. All entrants have been through a vigorous judging process which has occurred over the last three months. As part of this process, all liquor store entrants were independently ‘mystery shopped’, assessing the complete customer shopping experience based on a number of key criteria.

The winners of each of the Awards will be officially recognised during the gala dinner with the winners also set to receive a number of unique and exciting prizes.

For further information on the Industry Awards, make sure to visit the Retail Drinks website today!

Deborah Jackson

Deb joined Intermedia in 2015 as Editor of National Liquor News and Deputy Editor of The Shout. Since then, she has also worked as the Editor of Beer & Brewer and the New Zealand title, World of Wine....

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