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2017's final Finalists are the Suppliers and Retail Stores of the Year!

The 15th annual Wares Awards celebrate excellence in retail and supply in New Zealand’s appliance and consumer electronics industry.

The 2017 Awards are being held on Thursday 9th November from 6pm onwards at Shed 10, the new venue for the 2017 Wares Awards, with Scotty "Sumo" Stevenson the MC!

Tickets can be purchased online but be in quick as numbers are limited!

 


Retailer of the Year

Open to senior appliance and consumer electronics retailers aged 30 and over.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer (no age limit) who has shown initiative and enterprise in leading their retailing team. Entrants will ideally be owners, managers or JV partners of an appliance or consumer electronics store.

2017's Retailer of the Year Finalists are:

 


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to up & coming appliance and consumer electronics retailers under 30.

This award recognises a young retailer (aged 30 years and under as at 13 July, 2017) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career. Entrants will be retail assistants, department managers, store managers or shareholders of an appliance or consumer electronics retail store.

Entrants to this award are automatically be considered for the Young Achiever Award.

2017's Young Retailer of the Year Finalists are:

 


Sales Professional of the Year

Open to sales professionals in the appliance and consumer electronics industry.

This award recognises an account manager active in the appliance and consumer electronics sector who has consistently displayed a high standard of sales professionalism and has a proven record in account management.

Entrants will be account representatives or account managers who sell appliances or consumer electronics by visiting retailers in-store during a regular call cycle.

2017's Sales Professional of the Year Finalists are:

 


Retail Store of the Year

This award recognises outstanding retail stores in the appliance and consumer electronics retail sector.

2017's Retail Store of the Year Finalists are:

Retail Stores over 400m2 of showroom area

  • Harvey Norman Mt Wellington
  • Harvey Norman Wairau Park
  • Heathcote Appliances The Base
  • Noel Leeming Moorhouse Avenue

Retail Stores up to 400m2 of showroom area

  • 1OO% Newbolds Masterton
  • Central Applianceplus
  • Heathcote Appliances Morrisville
  • Noel Leeming Lyall Bay

Specialty Store

  • Farmers Moorhouse
  • Noel Leeming Built-in Cooking Centre Napier
  • Noel Leeming Built-in Cooking Centre Rotorua

 


Supplier of the Year

This award recognises outstanding suppliers of products to the appliance and consumer electronics retail sector.

2017's Supplier of the Year Finalists are:

Consumer Electronics Accessories

  • BluLink
  • Direct Imports
  • Pudney & Lee

Digital Imaging

  • Canon
  • NIKON by Lacklands LLP
  • Panasonic

Floorcare

  • Avery Robinson
  • Electrolux Home Care & Small Domestic Appliances
  • Miele
  • Nilfisk

Heating & Cooling

  • Avery Robinson (Dyson)
  • Black Diamond Technologies (Mitsubishi Electric)
  • Fujitsu General
  • Panasonic

Home Entertainment

  • LG Electronics
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung

Information Technology & Computers

  • Brother
  • HP New Zealand
  • Vodafone

Large Appliances

  • BSH
  • Electrolux Home Products
  • Fisher & Paykel

Portable Appliances

  • Breville
  • De'Longhi
  • Sunbeam

 

Good luck to all of our 2017 Finalists! To find out who the winners are, reserve your tickets to the Awards Gala Dinner or follow us on Facebook, which will be posting the results as they happen, live during the night!