Peregrine Corporation, the owner of OTR convenience stores, has won the Australian Retail Awards ‘2018 Large Retailer of the Year’ award at the National Retail Awards in Melbourne on Thursday 24 August.
The South Australian family company, which formed in 1984, has grown to become South Australia’s largest private employer and one of the biggest investors in the local economy, employing over 4,000 South Australians.
The ‘Large Retailer of the Year’ Award recognises the outstanding business outcomes of Australian retailers who continue to adapt, improve and innovate in their field.
The accolades did not stop there as four OTR team members were also announced in the top 25 finalists of the Young Retailers of the Year award.
Louise from OTR Customer Support, Anthony from OTR Evandale, Josh from IGA Dulwich and Morgan from OTR Brompton were all recognised for their outstanding service at the highest level in retail in Australia.
The Young Retailer of the Year Award recognises and rewards exceptional young talent under 25 years in the retail and fast food industry.
“We are thrilled to win 2018 Large Retailer of the Year at the National Retail Awards – especially as a proudly SA based business. We are proud of our team members who serve our guests every day and especially our Young Retailer of the Year finalists,” Peter Piliouras, Chief Operating Officer at OTR, said.
“OTR is committed to providing exceptional service for every one of our guests and creating jobs and careers for many South Australians,” Piliouras continued.
Peregrine Corporation was one of three finalists for the ‘Large Retailer of the Year’ award alongside PETstock and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.