Joanne Walker, SPAR Northern Ireland, wins prestigious international Store Manager Award

May 23, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

Joanne Walker, store manager from SPAR Northern Ireland/Henderson Group, wins international Store Manager Award in Kentucky/USA.

We are delighted to announce that Joanne Walker, store manager of EUROSPAR Carrowdore in Northern Ireland, has won the prestigious International Store Manager Award run by the US based Food Marketing Institute (FMI). The Award winners were announced at the FMI Future Leaders event  last week in Louisville, USA.

Joanne is a more than worthy winner, having won various national awards in the past. She is an assessor for internal development and as such enrolled in the Retail Leadership Development Programme run by SPAR UK Partner Henderson Group.

The FMI award celebrates outstanding managers who generate sales growth, effectively communicate company and store goals and objectives, demonstrate team leadership, provide exceptional customer service and improve community relations.

Joanne said: “The past two years have been such a learning experience for me, overseeing a multi-million revamp of our EUROSPAR supermarket and managing my fantastic team through it all. Being over in Louisville for the Future Leaders Summit was a huge opportunity. I have been surrounded by leaders who are as passionate about retail as I am; I can’t wait to bring back all my learnings to the team at home.”

Source: Belfast Telegramme, FMI