The grocery game changer took home the 2016 eftpos award at the ARA Australian Retail Awards for its “growth, influence and market leading policies”. The ARA also noted the supermarket chain’s ability to challenge the majors in its category.
“We are proud to be recognised as the price leader in the market, helping Australians live richer lives for less,” a spokesperson for Aldi Australia said. “Every week, over two million Australian shoppers visit Aldi Australia to shop from our range of products, including award-winning grocery essentials and exciting special buys, together with fresh fruit and vegetables.”
Aldi Australia, which has 60 new stores in 2016, was also named runner-up in the Retail Employer of the Year category.
This year’s eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards was held at the Melbourne Grand Hyatt.
“Australian retail today is not only extraordinarily competitive, but the industry is evolving at a rapid pace, with more international brands and the increasing use of technology and new channels,” said , eftpos MD, Bruce Mansfield. “eftpos congratulates Aldi on winning the eftpos Retailer of the Year, and all Award winners and runners up in 2016. It’s so important to recognise the effort and success of Australian retailers, large and small, and we are very pleased to be a supporter.”