Specsavers Australia has won two top awards for excellence at the Australian Retail Association’s annual Australian Retail Awards.

Specsavers Australia picked up the coveted eBay inc Multichannel Retailer of the Year and Quest Payment Systems Australian Retail Innovator of the Year awards, fighting off competition from Australia’s most successful retailers.

As Australia's only national retail award program, The Australian Retail Association’s annual Retail Awards is the most prestigious competition of its kind and celebrates the country’s most successful retail players. Specsavers General Manager Australasia and Global Retail Director, Derek Dyson was keynote speaker at the event and picked up the Australian Retail Innovator of the Year award on the team’s behalf. Specsavers Commercial Director Asia Pac. Paul Bott picked up the Multichannel Retailer of the Year award.

“Last year Specsavers won Australian Retailer of the Year and Australian Employer of the Year, so we are thrilled to win two more prestigious awards for our business. It is incredible to think that within only six years of operation, we have opened almost 300 stores, employed more than 3,000 people in Australia in our stores and Support Office, introduceda manufacturing base into Australia, and are now market leaders for both eye tests and prescription eye wear*,” says Derek.

Winning the Multichannel Retailer of the Year award recognises that Specsavers has given contact lens customers the best of both worlds – access to low online pricing and aftercare at any of our 300 stores nationwide.

Winning the Australian Retail Innovator of the Year award recognises Specsavers approach to the changing attitudes of the consumer, enabling them to make informed choices through use of technology that mirrors their lifestyle through frame and lens requirements. Whilst simultaneously ensuring they receive an outstanding clinical experience.

“Winning these awards is absolutely in keeping with Specsavers’ mission and values which is to provide best value eyecare to everyone, simply, clearly and consistently,” says Derek.

*Roy Morgan Research 2013, more Australians choose Specsavers than any other optometrist.

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