SPAR Australia is committed to rewarding loyalty to its branded stores. Since the inception of the SPAR Loyalty Bonus Scheme 9 years ago, the Store Development Fund has grown to nearly AU$3 million.
This year, SPAR Australia has expanded on the 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 Wholesale sector. At SPAR, we are all working better together to make a difference in the industry.
Over recent years, the focus has been placed on our five key sales strategies: Present a Value Statement, Implement a Focused Range, Clear the Clutter, Merchandise for Sales, and Keep it Clean & Fresh. The execution of SPAR’s key sales strategies is integral in achieving positive results in this highly competitive retail environment and building a value statement for our customers.
The SPAR country operator continues to improve the network’s performance, growing sales and a more robust bottom line for retailers. It’s about creating the perfect customer experience through store development, keeping up with the times and re-investing in its stores. SPAR’s role in the independent retail landscape is vital, providing choice for retailers and ensuring competition in the sector.
The nominees and winners were announced for the first time on the night The Store of the Year awards were presented by SPAR Australia Managing Director, Mr Lou Jardin, and SPAR Retail Operations Manager, Mr Jeremy Keeffe.
In a night designed to acknowledge the retailers who partnered with SPAR Australia to drive growth for businesses, SPAR would like to congratulate the following retailers on their success in their respective categories:
SPAR Australia’s Retail Awards Programme identifies and recognises Retailers who are excelling in their businesses. The past eighteen months have been challenging, with lockdowns, panic buying, and supply shortages. However, a record number of SPAR stores continue to re-invest in their businesses, mainly thanks to the funds they have received through the SPAR Loyalty Bonus.
Congratulations to the following retailers for their success in the Department Awards:
The Store Investment Excellence Award recognises all the stores that have gone the extra mile to improve through refurbing, hard work, new development, new equipment, or other aspects that improve the store’s perception in the local community.
The last award of the night was the Community & Customer Service Excellence Award. Stores nominated for this award are actively involved in local community activities, undertake local sponsorships, provide a tailored local offer and exceptional customer service. They also demonstrate ongoing efforts to continually find new ways to better serve their local community & live both SPAR and family business values.
SPAR Australia would like to congratulate all retailers nominated in the 2021 SPAR Retail Awards and made the judging process extremely competitive.
Source: SPAR Australia
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SPAR began trading in Australia in 1994. The current company was formed in 2006. In late 2010, a new majority shareholder, Jardin Investments Pty Ltd, was confirmed. This development 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 licenses and supports independent retailers to develop the brand. In addition, it provides a range of services through its Distribution Centre and offices.