SPAR Georgia’s parent company Foodmart Retail Business Group, emphasises the importance of their people and a sense of community. People are the driving force of the organisation and SPAR Georgia believe it is important to celebrate them. This is done through both sporting activities, and competitions to win a wide range of prizes while recognising those in the organisation for their hard work.
In May, the “Wings for Life World Run” took place in Kakheti. It is a unique charity run, as it is held at the same time all over the world. SPAR Georgia runners again took part this year, contributing to the charity. Wings for Life has raised a total of €38.3 million globally since 2014 for the clinical and medical research needed to treat spinal cord injuries.
SPAR Georgia also bring a competitive spirit to colleagues in different ways. Their women’s go-karting event brought out the competitive side, and the winners were awarded SPAR vouchers. A collaborative competition with a supplier saw the winner getting a trip to Italy to watch Napoli and Georgian football star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Over 1,000 employees were invited to the Foodmart Retail Business Group’s conference, held on April 7. At the conference, colleagues across the organisation were recognised for their hard work. An entire store team received vouchers worth 1,000 GEL while twenty colleagues were awarded Kvareli Lake and Resort Vouchers. Additionally, 4 store managers and 2 regional managers with the best results were chosen to visit the SPAR International offices in Amsterdam in June. During their trip, the team learnt more about SPAR International and could share learnings and motivational tips.
Source: SPAR Georgia
Foodmart, an existing food retailer with a solid and successful business, was granted the licence to operate the SPAR brand in Georgia in early 2014. SPAR Georgia stores offer a good selection of fresh produce and traditional Georgian baked goods, complemented by a localised food-to-go proposal. Local producers and entrepreneurs are supported through a strong programme of engagement with start-ups and small-scale producers.