SPAR broadcasts winners of the Retail Excellence Award 2021

SPAR Australia celebrated retail excellence with a virtual awards night on Tuesday October 26th.

When the virtual event opened, $ 448,000 was deposited into Store Development Funds of qualified retailers. SPAR Australia seeks to reward loyalty to its branded stores, and the Store Development Fund has grown to nearly $ 3 million since the SPAR Loyalty Rewards Program was launched nine years ago.

“This year we expanded our SPAR Better Together theme. At SPAR we make a difference – a difference for the consumer, a difference for the retailer and a difference for the Australian supermarket wholesaler. At SPAR we are all working better together to make a difference in the industry, ”said Lou Jardin, Managing Director of SPAR Australia.

“Over the past few years, the focus has been on our top five sales strategies that are value proposition, implement a focused assortment, clean up clutter, get merchandise ready for sale, and keep it clean and fresh.

"Implementing SPAR's key sales strategies is an essential part of achieving positive results and creating a value proposition for our customers in this extremely competitive retail environment," said Mr. Jardin.

“We continue to work to improve the network's performance, increase sales and strengthen bottom line for our retailers. It's about creating the perfect customer experience through store development, keeping up with the times and investing in our stores.

"SPAR's role in the independent retail landscape is critical as it provides retailers with choice and ensures competition in the industry," he added.

SPAR Australia's Retail Awards Program recognizes retailers who excel in their business. The “Store of the Year” awards were presented by Mr. Jardin and SPAR Retail Operations Manager Jeremy Keeffe.

In recognition of the retailers who have partnered with SPAR Australia to drive growth for businesses, SPAR congratulated retailers on their success:

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<li>SPAR Market of the Year 2021 – SPAR Babinda</li>
<li>SPAR Express Store of the Year 2021 – SPAR Express Tallebudgera.</li>
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<p>“The last 18 months have been a very challenging time,” says Mr Jardin. "We've had to work our way through lockdowns, panic buying and delivery bottlenecks, but we continue to see a record number of businesses reinvesting in their businesses, largely thanks to the funds they received through the SPAR loyalty bonus."</p>
<p>Successful retailers have received the Department Awards:</p>
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<li>SPAR Food Prize – SPAR Babinda</li>
<li>SPAR Express Grocery Prize – SPAR Express Tallebudgera</li>
<li>SPAR Dairy / Frozen Price – SPAR Bourke</li>
<li>SPAR Express Dairy / Freezer Award – SPAR Express Lambton (Newcastle)</li>
<li>SPAR Fresh Food Award – SPAR Babinda</li>
<li>SPAR Express Fresh Food Award – SPAR Express Tallebudgera</li>
<li>Food To Go Award – SPAR Express Maryborough.</li>
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<p>In addition, the Store Investment Excellence Award recognizes all stores that have put more effort into improving themselves through renovations, hard work, new developments, new equipment, or any other aspect that improves the perception of the business in the local community.</p>
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<li>Store Investment Excellence Award 2021:</li>
<li>SPAR Express Maryborough</li>
<li>SPAR Bourke</li>
<li>SPAR Coffs Harbor</li>
<li>SAVE Dorrigo</li>
<li>SPAR Chevron (Gold Coast)</li>
<li>5 STARS Millaa Millaa</li>
<li>SPAR Express Proston</li>
<li>SPAR Urunga</li>
<li>SPAR Express Terrigal</li>
<li>SAVE Halifax</li>
<li>SPAR Express Carrington (Newcastle)</li>
<li>SPAR Express Oxford</li>
<li>SAVE Winton</li>
<li>SPAR Express Gwandalan (Newcastle)</li>
<li>SPAR Macleay Island</li>
<li>SPAR Express Morpeth</li>
<li>SPAR Express Dunwich (Stradbroke Island)</li>
<li>SAVE Jandowae</li>
<li>SPAR palm forests</li>
<li>SPAR Jetty Village (Coffs Harbor)</li>
<li>SAVE Blackbutt</li>
<li>SPAR Lismore.</li>
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<p>The last award was the Community & Customer Service Excellence Award. Stores nominated for this award actively participate in local community activities, undertake local sponsorship, provide a bespoke local offering, provide exceptional customer service, and demonstrate a constant effort to continually find new ways to better serve their local community, and by both SAVE. to live and values ​​of the family business.</p>
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<li>Community & Customer Service Excellence Award 2021 – SPAR Southtown (Toowoomba).</li>
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<p>SPAR Australia congratulates all retailers nominated for the SPAR Retail Awards 2021.</p>
<p>Since becoming Managing Director of SPAR Australia in December 2010, Mr. Jardin has vowed to continue to compete at the wholesale level to ensure that independent retailers are able to find deals that will enable them to enter the market compete and survive family businesses in the food industry.</p>
<p>SPAR stores are locally owned and operated and are part of the global SPAR family. Over 13,500 SPAR stores in over 48 countries on four continents meet the needs of over 14.5 million customers every day.</p>
<p>"At SPAR, our customers can count on great service, a large range, low prices every day and money-saving specials."</p>
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