SPAR and SPAR Express retailers from across Ireland attended the prestigious ceremony, which was hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the SPAR Brand in Ireland.
The SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme Awards, held in association with the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), are presented annually to SPAR and SPAR Express stores that have demonstrated outstanding industry excellence following a year of comprehensive inspections, visits from mystery shoppers and audits.
A total of 197 stores received accolades, with winners excelling in all areas of inspection, displaying exemplary standards across their stores.
Amongst the winners were Barry Doyle, SPAR Munster Sales Manager; Jamie Murphy, SPAR Cork Road, Fermoy; Liam O’Dwyer, SPAR Regional Operations Advisor; Ciara Kenneally, SPAR Mitchelstown; Ray Burns, SPAR Rathcormac and Willie Kenneally, SPAR Mitchelstown.
Source: SPAR Ireland
About SPAR Ireland
SPAR Ireland was established in 1963 and is operated by leading wholesale and retail company, BWG Foods. In 2014, 80% of BWG’s shares were sold to SPAR South Africa, however, the existing shareholders remain involved in the business.
With a presence in every county across the Republic of Ireland, SPAR is one of the country’s largest convenience retail groups. In developing the business, SPAR Ireland has a long track record of recognising the strategic importance of introducing new retail concepts. It operates three of the four SPAR formats: SPAR, EUROSPAR and SPAR Express, bringing consumers a comprehensive range of innovative products and instore offerings.