A host of big names are headlining the finalists of this year’s Retailer Awards presented by Dashing.

The Retailer Awards judging recently took place in Sydney at the Commonwealth Bank Sydney offices where the judges analysed each of the submissions, compared and collaborated to create a list of finalists.

The judging panel included Peter Wilkinson, retail chairman; Jerry Macey, retail lead, Commonwealth Bank; Megan Quinn, co-founder of Net-a-Porter; Dr Gary Mortimer, associate professor of marketing and international business at QUT business school; and Jo-Anne Hui-Miller, editor of Inside Retail.

One thing to note is that the top four awards in the list below – the Customer Experience Initiative Large and Specialty, Instore and Online awards – will all be going to The Realise Group and Field Agent to gain customer insights for the final judging of these awards.

“Judging of the retail awards this year was both a pleasure and a challenge,” said Wilkinson.

“A pleasure because there were so many strong and thoughtful entries and a challenge because of the quality and closeness of entries in a number of categories.

“It was particularly interesting to see the number of high standard Corporate Social Responsibility entrants”.

2017 Retailer Awards – presented by Dashing below:

Customer Experience Initiative of the Year Award – Large presented by Dashing

BCF

Mon Purse

Supercheap Auto

Catch of the Day

Toyota Showroom 360

Customer Experience Initiative of the Year Award – Specialty presented by zipPay

Alex & Ani

Koala

LUSH

Adore Beauty

Build a Bear

In-store Customer Experience of the Year Award presented by Brandaroma

RM Williams

kikki-K

West Elm

Nimble Activewear

LUSH

Online Customer Experience of the Year Award presented by Emarsys

Mon Purse

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Boost juice

Naked Wines

Appliances Online

Omni Channel Initiative of the Year Award presented by Zendesk

Carsales

Myer

Harvey Norman

Mon Purse

RM Williams

Innovation Initiative of the Year Award presented by Commonwealth Bank

Rotor Studios

Prezzee

Boost Juice

Adore Beauty

Flowerscorp Group

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award presented by Wellineux

Patagonia

HERO

LUSH

L’Occitaine

Cotton On Group

Customer Excellence Team Initiative of the Year Award presented by Trak Recruitment

Appliances Online

Naked Wines

Cotton On Group

LUSH

kikki-K

Customer Experience Store Design of the Year Award presented by Inside Retail

Suncorp

Dan Murphy’s

Supré

Kingpin

Readings

Customer Technology Initiative of the Year Award presented by Domo

Mon Purse

RM Williams

Fit Nutrition Fix

Toyota Showroom 360