A supermarket sweepstakes has swept contestants from more than a dozen countries, including Australia, the United States and Thailand, as well as competitors from a number of countries in Europe and the United Kingdom.
The contest was launched in November by the Association of Australian Supermarkets (AASM) and its partner supermarkets to help make supermarkets more competitive.
It is an opportunity to showcase Australian and overseas supermarkets to potential clients and customers, said the AASM in a statement.
“The AASFSA supermarket sweep has been a great success, with more than 1,500 entries, and it has helped to raise awareness of the importance of supermarkets,” the association said.
“In addition, it has raised awareness of a number Australians who are passionate about supermarkets.”
The supermarket sweep is open to AAS customers and their family members.
It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The AUSAS is the national supermarket association, and Australia is the only member of the European Union.
It said the sweep had generated more than $100,000 in cash prizes.
“We’re really proud of the hard work done by our participants, who have been hard at work to prepare the competition entries,” AUSAT said in a release.
“They’ve been very organised and we know they’ve put in a lot of hard work to reach their target.”
The Aussies, however, are not alone in their success.
Australian supermarket brands have also won awards in the sweepstakes, with Australian brands including Coles, Coles Wholesale and Tesco also winning in recent years.
The winners of the AUSAs supermarket sweep are determined by a random drawing, and the winner of the Australian supermarket sweep will be flown to Melbourne for a night in a hotel.