Auckland and Upper North Island Top Shop winners crowned

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  • July 31, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Auckland and Upper North Island Top Shop winners crowned

Over 200 shops from Auckland and the upper North Island entered this year’s awards, which were then whittled down a handful of finalists in each category.

SkyCity Events Centre was almost at full capacity, with many companies that had multiple stores as finalists bringing their teams in full force.

Particularly vocal in their support were the crowds from House of Décor (winner of the People’s Choice Award), and Glengarry (winner of the Food & Beverage Award).

The raucous applause and cheers from their tables showed how proud the companies were to be recognised for their excellence in retail.

This attitude resonated across winners and finalists alike, as the audience happily celebrated each of the winners announced.

NZ Retail Magazine and The Register publisher Vincent Heeringa kicked off the evening by announcing the winner of the Fashion & Footwear award.

He recovered gracefully from a small misunderstanding about which shop was the runner up and which shop was the winner.

Rebekah Brown from Resene Mt Roskill took home the award for Service IQ Retail Professional of the Year in the Upper North Island.

Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak came away victorious as the overall Regional Supreme Top Shop (see an interview with the winners here.)

The store will go on to compete in the Christchurch Supreme Awards evening against the four other regional winners plucked from around the country.

This is where the overall national winner be drawn. Last year’s honour went to Ziera Shoes.

Retail NZ chief executive Mark Johnston says the Top Shop awards aim to raise the standards of retailing in New Zealand, as well as celebrate those who achieved excellence.

He congratulated all of the finalists and winners and praised Warehouse Stationery for taking out the supreme gong, as well as the National/Multi-Store Award when up against six other strong contenders.

The full list of winners is below:

Fashion & Footwear - sponsored by The Register

Winner - Barkers The Yacht Club (Albany)

Runner Up - Ziera Botany

Health & Beauty - sponsored by Eftpos NZ

Winner - Forme Spa Albany

Runner Up - East Day Spa Auckland

Jewellery & Giftware - sponsored by UnionPay

Winner - AGATHA Paris Westfield Albany

Runner Up - AGATHA Paris High St

Technology & Electronics – sponsored by Rightway

Winner - Spark Kerikeri

Runner Up - Spark Manukau Supa Centre

Small/Single-Store - sponsored by Retail NZ

Winner - Urban Dogs (North Shore)

Runner Up - HOUSE of DECOR Onehunga

National/Multi-Store - sponsored by Visa

Winner - Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak

Runner Up - Glengarry Victoria Park

People’s Choice - sponsored by The Hits

Winner - House of Decor Onehunga

Runner Up - Specsavers Newmarket

Food & Beverage - sponsored by Meridian

Winner - Glengarry Jervois Road

Runner Up - Glengarry Victoria Park

Home & Garden - sponsored by Westpac

Winner - The Design Store Sylvia Park

Runner Up - Wallace Cotton Newmarket

Runner Up - Wallace Cotton Takapuna

Lifestyle & Sports - sponsored by Spark Business

Winner - Shoe Science Albany

Runner Up - Kiwivelo

Retail Professional – sponsored by Service IQ

Winner - Rebekah Brown, Resene Mt Roskill

Runner Up - Carvin Knowles, KBB Music

Single-Store OmniChannel - sponsored by Mastercard

Winner - D.VICE, The Toy Shop For Grown Ups (Ponsonby)

Runner Up - Urban Dogs (North Shore)

Multi-Store OmniChannel - sponsored by Z Energy

Winner - Kilt Ponsonby

Runner Up - Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak

Overall Regional Supreme Award - sponsored by .99 & NZME

Winner - Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak

Runner Up - Spark Kerikeri

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