We Are Australia’s Best Medium Retailer


We are extremely proud and humbled to officially announce that Nextra Chermside Newsagency has been recognised as the Australian Medium Retailer of the Year 2015 by the National Retail Association. This award represents a significant milestone for our business. In the past, we have been fortunate to achieve success in many industry awards programs that are exclusively for newsagents. However, nominations for this latest accolade were open to retailers from all Australian markets. To attain first place is a credit to our wonderful team of 60 staff, our valued business partners and of course, you as a loyal customer. Indeed, just as always, this is a win for the Chermside community as a whole.

Mitch Hughes, (Marketing and eBusiness Manager) with Shannon Hickey (Area Manager) accepting the esteemed award.

Mitch Hughes, (Marketing and eBusiness Manager) with Shannon Hickey (Area Manager) accepting the esteemed award.

The Australian Medium Retailer of the Year Award recognises the retailer who demonstrates the highest levels of individuality, innovative merchandising, financial success and quality service based on a keen understanding of their customer base. This category contemplates businesses that have between 20 and 199 employees. The Rewards for Excellence Dinner was held on 02 June 2015 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. As you may likely be aware, the National Retail Association (‘NRA’) is Australia’s largest and most representative retail industry organisation.

For almost 100 years, the NRA has represented the interests of the retail, fast food and broader service sector, delivering critical information and advice to thousands of businesses nationally – from the smallest corner store, to the majority of Australia’s largest retail chains and franchise groups.

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Trevor Evans (CEO), Bianca Seeto (Deputy CEO) and the dedicated team at the NRA for their profound support of the Australian retail industry. Your visions and goals for retail are inspiring and keep us motivated to be the best business operators we can be. A further congratulations should also be extended to our fellow awardees at the ceremony:

  • Small Retailer of the Year: Sleepdoctor & holy Sheet! Campbelltown
  • Large Retailer of the Year: Supercheap Auto
  • Franchisee of the Year: Boost Juice Sunnybank and Boost Juice Toombul
  • Employer of the Year: Billabong Group
  • Multichannel Retailer of the Year: The Co-op
  • Training Excellence Award: Jeanswest
  • Innovation Excellence Award: Scotch & Soda
  • Sustainability Excellence Award: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
  • Safety Excellence Award: Harris Scarfe
  • Golden Anniversary: celebrating 50 years of NRA membership: Wallace Bishop Group
  • HR Practitioner of the Year: Stewart Silk, Michael Hill
  • CEO of the Year: Anthony Lowings, KFC Australia
  • NRA Supreme Award – Retailer of the Year: Super Retail Group

On behalf of the Hickey Family and the team at Nextra Chermside Newsagency, we thank you for supporting our business.

Shannon Hickey and Mitch Hughes

Area Manager and Marketing & eBusiness Manager, Nextra Chermside Newsagency

Nextra Chermside Crowned Australia’s No. 1 Newsagent

Australian Newsagent of the Year 2014

Our family business at Westfield Chermside has taken home the industry’s top award of “Australian Newsagent of the Year” for 2014. Over the last four years, our three stores at have won six other esteemed titles:

  • Australian Newsagent of the Year (2011, ACP)
  • Queensland Newsagent of the Year (2012, ANF)
  • Australian Newsagent of the Year (2012, ANF)
  • Australian Newsagent of the Year (2012, ACP)
  • Queensland Lottery Newsagent of the Year (2014, ANF)
  • Queensland Newsagent of the Year (2014, ANF)

Join us next Thursday 23 October at 12:30pm to commemorate our award. We would love for you to come and share in cake and celebrations with us at our Main Store in Westfield Chermside!

On behalf of our family, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support. Every success in our business is a win for the Chermside community who have welcomed us in their neighbourhood for the last 30 years. We sincerely appreciate our 60 wonderful members of staff, our loyal customers and our brilliant business partners.

Further congratulations must go to the other finalists in this prestigious national event – we are proud to share the spotlight with so many of our friends and colleagues from around Australia. We look forward to seeing you soon here at Westfield Chermside!

Nextra Chermside Newsagency Staff

Thank you to the event sponsors who continually support the Australian Newsagent industry:


Queensland Newsagent of the Year 2014


Nextra Chermside takes home TWO state awards

It is with great pleasure we announce Nextra Chermside Newsagency is recognised as “Newsagent of the Year” and “Lottery Newsagent of the Year” by the Australian Newsagents’ Federation in their Queensland Awards for Excellence 2014.

trophy300Our three stores at Westfield Chermside have previously won four outstanding titles…

  • Australian Newsagent of the Year (2011, ACP)
  • Queensland Newsagent of the Year (2012, ANF)
  • Australian Newsagent of the Year (2012, ANF)
  • Australian Newsagent of the Year (2012, ACP)

… and we are proud to display the two new trophies as a win for the local Chermside community. This was a fantastic result for the entire team at Nextra Chermside, Nextra Express Chermside and NewsExtra Chermside. Our staff were overwhelmed to earn two prizes at the awards ceremony!

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to see our family business grow from strength to strength. We value the continued encouragement we receive from our wonderful customers, business partners and industry representatives.

We look forward to seeing you soon here at Chermside!

Australian Newsagent of the Year 2012

The Winning Team - Nextra Chermside NewsagencyYesterday evening at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne, Nextra Chermside Newsagency was awarded the esteemed title of Australian Newsagent of the Year. In addition to the state and national recognition by the Australian Newsagents’ Federation, this is the second time the team at Chermside has won the prestigious award by ACP Magazines in as many years.

Shannon Hickey, Mitch Hughes and Debbie Zeith (ACP Magazines)

On the night, Store Manager, Shannon Hickey, expressed that he is “so proud of our enthusiastic team who work closely with our suppliers to offer excellent products and unrivalled customer service to our community”.

Store Representatives of the Five FinalistsCongratulations to the other finalists and on behalf of all contestants in the competition, we thank ACP Magazines for supporting the Australian newsagency industry.