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SPAR Australia announces 2018 Retail Excellence Award winners

August 21, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

For SPAR Australia, 2018 has so far been a year of building on the theme ‘Better Together’. A focus has been placed on achieving store excellence, driving fresh, growing sales and establishing a spirit of partnership and passion across the country-wide network of independent retailers.

In the spirit of working Better Together and in celebration of another successful Trade Show, more than 300 guests attended the annual SPAR Australia Gala Awards Dinner recently. Retailers, suppliers and the SPAR Australia team gathered together to celebrate the achievements of SPAR retailers over the last year.

The nominees and winners were announced on the night and the awards were jointly presented by SPAR Australia Managing Director, Lou Jardin, and SPAR Guild Council Deputy Chair, Bob Little. In a night designed to acknowledge the independent retailers who have partnered with SPAR Australia to drive growth for the business, SPAR congratulates the following retailers:

  • SPAR Store of the Year 2018: SPAR Urunga
  • SPAR Express Store of the Year 2018: SPAR Express Terrigal

A number of other awards were presented including the Department Award, the Brand Ambassador of the Year Award, the Community & Customer Service Excellence Award, and the Store Investment Excellence Award.

The execution of SPAR’s key strategies are integral in achieving positive results in this extremely competitive retail environment and building a value statement for customers. SPAR Australia’s main goals are to improve the network’s performance by excelling in customer service, improving sales results, achieving exceptional teamwork, and implementing a focused product range.

SPAR’s role in the independent retail landscape in Australia is vital, providing choice for retailers and ensuring competition in the sector. As always, SPAR Australia’s attention to mutual growth for both their retail and supplier partners is at the heart of what they do, ensuring that everyone works Better Together. 

Source: SPAR Australia


About SPAR Australia

SPAR began trading in Australia in 1994. The current company was formed in 2006 and in late 2010 a new majority shareholder, Jardin Investments Pty Ltd, was confirmed, which has significantly accelerated the modernisation of the SPAR Brand in Australia.

SPAR Australia Limited is an unlisted public company with an elected Board of Directors. SPAR Australia licences and supports independent retailers to develop the brand, providing a range of services through its Distribution Centre and offices.