Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Eftpos Australian Retailers Assocation (ARA) awards breakfast in July.

The 2015 ARA Awards Breakfast, where winners of each of the eleven award categories will be announced, is scheduled for Thursday 2 July at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman judging had begun in ernest to decide the ARA awards.

“We are overwhelmed with the superb quality of this year’s entries from retailers across the country and look forward to recognising our top retail individuals and businesses at the ARA Awards Breakfast in July,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“The ARA Awards Breakfast is not only a fantastic platform for award winners to gain recognition amongst their peers and in the media, but also a great opportunity for all retailers, students, entrepreneurs and industry professionals to enjoy a morning of valuable insights and networking with some of retail’s finest.

“This year guests will enjoy words of wisdom from Jodie Fox, Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of multichannel retail sensation Shoes of Prey who will be delivering the keynote address.

“With titles such as National Telstra Businesswoman of the Year under her belt, as well as regular appearances in SmartCompany's ‘Hot 30 Under 30’ list, Jodie has a wealth of knowledge to share with her retail peers. We’re confident all attendees will leave the Awards Breakfast feeling motivated to put some of Jodie’s business strategies into practise.

“The Shoes of Prey concept is a perfect example of how Australian retailers have innovated and adapted to today’s environment. Launched in 2009, Shoes of Prey was the first company to offer women the opportunity to design their own shoes online.

“Fast forward to today, the company boasts five offices globally with stores in both Australia and the United States. Shoes of Prey broke even within two months of its launch and hit multi-million dollar revenues within two years – a truly inspiring retail story that needs to be shared,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Tickets are on sale now at

When: Thursday 2 July 2015, 7.00am (for 7.30am start) to 10.30am
Where: Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne
Ticket prices:
ARA members $60 | guests $80
ARA members table of 10 $500 | guest table of 10 $700

Last year’s winners include: Saltwater Wines, Specsavers, Aldi and NRMA. Priceline Pharmacy took out the title for Eftpos Australian Retailer of the Year.

For a full list of last year’s winners click here.