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2015 National Top Shop Award Winners Announced

2015 National Top Shop Award Winners Announced

Gisborne’s Specsavers has been named the best store in the country, winning the National Supreme Award at the Retail NZ Top Shop Awards in Christchurch tonight. Carvin Streetwear from Gore and Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak were both named runners up.

The National Pureplay E-tailer award was also presented at the Top Shop Awards evening and went to Wellington’s Beauty Bliss. The prize for National Retail Professional of the Year was this year awarded jointly to two retailers, Jess Pulham from Carvin Streetwear in Gore and Rebekah Brown from Resene, Auckland.

“The Retail NZ Top Shop awards celebrate all those who have achieved retail excellence over the past year, and aim to lift the bar of retailing in New Zealand. The best stores are selected based on three rigorous rounds of judging – two in-store assessments and a panel selection, across a broad range of store types, including national chains and independent boutiques. The winners of the Retail Professional and Overall Supreme National Awards were selected from the 2015 regional winners announced at Top Shop events throughout the country over the past six weeks,” Retail NZ Chief Executive Mark Johnston said tonight.

“All the finalists and winners should be very proud of what they’ve achieved, but I offer a special congratulations to the team at Specsavers Gisborne. Winning the National Supreme Awards is a tremendous achievement. The judges that visited the store were impressed by the very professional layout and look. The staff were friendly and made customers feel welcome and at ease, while providing excellent advice,” said Mark Johnston.

Upper South Island Retail NZ Top Shop Award winners:
Fashion & Footwear sponsored by The Register

Winner - Specsavers Papanui

Runner up - KILT Nelson

Food & Beverage sponsored by Meridian

Winner - Traiteur European Butchery (Merivale)

Runner up - Countdown Ferrymead

Health & Beauty sponsored by Eftpos NZ

Winner - Renaissance, The Art of Beauty (Sumner)

Runner up - Renaissance Organic Hair (Nelson)

Home & Garden sponsored by Westpac

Winner - Global Living Homebase (Marshlands)

Runner up - Global Living (Addington)

Jewellery & Giftware sponsored by Union Pay

Winner - Silvermoon Nelson

Runner up - Pandora Riccarton

Lifestyle & Sports sponsored by Spark Business

Winner - AvantiPlus Blenheim

Runner up - Just Hockey/Cricket Express (Christchurch)

Technology & Electronics sponsored by Rightway

Winner - Spark Moorhouse Ave (Christchurch)

Runner up - Spark Richmond

Retail Professional sponsored by Service IQ

Winner - Rebekah Coulter – Spark Moorhouse Ave

Runner up – Mary Sangster – Children’s Book Store (Riccarton)

Small/Single-Store sponsored by Metropol
Winner - Living Light Candles Nelson

Runner up - Emma's at Oxford

Single-Store OmniChannel sponsored by Mastercard

Winner - Living Light Candles Nelson

Runner up – JNBY (Merivale)

National/Multi-Store sponsored by Visa

Winner - Flight Centre Barrington

Runner up - Cruiseabout Nelson

Multi-Store OmniChannel sponsored by Z Energy

Winner - KILT Christchurch

Runner up - Bike Barn Hornby

People’s Choice sponsored by The Hits

Winner - Hair Products Online (Christchurch)

Runner up - Pumpkin Patch Riccarton

Regional Overall Winner sponsored by .99 & NZME

Winner - AvantiPlus Blenheim

Runner up - Living Light Candles Nelson

National Retail NZ Top Shop Award winners:
National Retail Professional sponsored by Service IQ

Winner - Jess Pulham, Carvin Streetwear (Gore) and Rebekah Brown, Resene, Auckland

Runner up – Ashley Brunel - Liquor King Horsham

National Pureplay E-tailer sponsored by Retail NZ

Winner - Beauty Bliss (Wellington)

Runner up – Pregoli (Cromwell)

Overall National Supreme Winner sponsored by .99

Winner - Specsavers Gisborne

Runners up - Carvin Streetwear (Gore) & Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak


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