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SPAR Scotland Store Manager nominated for FMI Store Manager Awards – Please vote

April 21, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: People

SPAR International is delighted to announce that SPAR Scotland Store Manager, William Colquhoun has been nominated finalist for the prestigious International Store Managers Award by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), a US-based trade group for food retailers and wholesalers. The Award winners will be announced at a live virtual celebration on Thursday 28 April at 15:00 EST/21:00 CET. FMI also gives a People’s Pick Award to the award finalist with the most votes on the FMI store manager award page. Please vote for William Colquhoun until 22 April by using the links below or the QR code in the photo gallery.

FMI International Store Managers Award finalist William Colquhoun

William Colquhoun joined a SPAR Scotland store in Abronhill, Scotland in the middle of the pandemic. He swiftly found ways to improve the business, lift the team’s sense of camaraderie and talked on a popular TV show about the store’s effort to reduce food waste.

William Colquhoun’s eagle eye for improvement, along with his 20 years of industry experience, spurred him to grow the store’s food-to-go, hot food and bakery offerings and focus on boosting sales and profitability in the fresh and chilled areas. Not long after becoming store manager, he smoothly implemented a new home delivery concept.

Despite pandemic-related challenges, he oversaw several changes, including improvements to the store’s fibre-optic broadband, the addition of registers that can scan QR codes, the installation of LCD screens, and the use of electronic shelf labels.

People’s Pick Award – Please vote

In addition to the FMI International Store Manager award, FMI also gives a People’s Pick Award to the award finalist with the most votes on the FMI Store Manager Award page.

We kindly ask you and our global SPAR community to support William to win not only a special trophy but also $500 to celebrate the success with his team, by voting for William Colquhoun (voting ends Friday 22 April at 20:00 CET) to ensure he wins the People’s Pick Award. As SPAR, we can make this happen!

Please vote for William Colquhoun until 22 April by using the QR code in the photo gallery and/or using the FMI People’s Pick page.