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Celebrating our Finalists & Winners - Retail Employer of the Year

Celebrating our Finalists & Winners - Retail Employer of the Year

Retail Employer of the Year recognises businesses that embrace, promote and have an outstanding employment brand. It’s a people’s choice award that encourages past or present staff as well as the general public and customers to vote for the company that they think stands out from the rest.

Retail Employer of the Year has continued to raise the awareness of careers in retail, celebrating employment branding, and recognising brands that do it well.

Recent labour market reports reveal extremely low unemployment levels, referencing levels not seen in the last 10 years.  This labour shortage combined with skill shortage is challenging attraction and retention of employees across multiple industry sectors including retail. In this competitive environment, strong and/or credible employment branding provides employers with a competitive advantage in attracting talent.

This year we’re delighted to announce significant growth in the participation and diversity of businesses involved in Retail Employer of the Year, increased commitment to employment branding across the retail industry, is a positive move towards positioning Retail as a Career of Choice.

Retail Employer of the Year Finalists and Winners are announced individually in both Australia and New Zealand per category. Categories are based on full-time equivalent staff numbers across the business including shopfront and support office roles. One Finalist per category is announced as the Winner of Retail Employer of the Year in either.

Australia - Small Category

  • Feather Fox Boutique - Winner
  • Incu - Finalist
  • Ziera - Finalist

Australia - Medium Category

  • Spendless Shoes - Winner
  • Bras N Things - Finalist
  • Sheridan - Finalist

Australia - Large Category

  • Lowes Manhattan - Winner
  • Connor Clothing - Finalist
  • Jeanswest - Finalist

New Zealand - Small Category

  • Industrie clothing - Winner
  • Boardertown - Finalist
  • Deadly Ponies - Finalist
  • iLabb - Finalist

New Zealand - Medium Category

  • Spark Retail - Winner
  • Digital Mobile - Finalist
  • Mico - Finalist
  • Jeanswest - Finalist

New Zealand - Large Category

  • Foodstuffs North Island - Winner
  • Farmers - Finalist
  • Cotton On Group - Finalist
  • Hallenstein Glasson Holdings - Finalist

Retailworld congratulates all participating brands, finalists and winners of Retail Employer of the Year 2019. With record numbers of retail brands participating, this reflects a positive move by the retail industry to attract and retain the best talent, raising the bar for our industry.