SPAR South Africa retailer wins FMI Store Manager Awards 2020

August 20, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

SPAR International is delighted to announce that Captain Raymond Mashudu Mutangwa, store manager of SPAR Thohoyandou in South Africa, has won the prestigious International Store Manager Award run by the US-based Food Marketing Institute (FMI). The Award winners were announced at the FMI Future Leaders event per official press release.

The FMI award celebrates outstanding store managers who, through entrepreneurial leadership, are serving their communities at the highest level.

Raymond Mutangwa is a more than a worthy winner by offering exceptional service with an innovative leadership approach that distinguishes SPAR Thohoyandou in a highly competitive market.

“It is my responsibility to develop and implement a timeline my team will use to reach its end goals and I always motivate my team and inspire the commitment of my team members to meet the goals and objectives of the store as a whole. This proves to bring the best results”, Raymond Mutangwa says.

Raymond Mutangwa’s store is not only successful in sales figures but also on employee retention and community involvement. The team engages with the community in many ways, like using local farmers, donating food to needy families, giving computers to local schools, and arranging for health care workers to present at local schools.

For a short introduction to Raymond Mutangwa’s store, please see his FMI application video at Introduction video Captain Mutangwa, SPAR SA.

Source: FMI

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About SPAR South Africa

SPAR South Africa was established in 1963 and operates four retail formats: SPAR, SPAR Express (operated in conjunction with Shell as a petrol forecourt store), KWIKSPAR (which focuses on convenience in city centres and high footfall locations) and SUPERSPAR (similar to EUROSPAR in offer).

South Africa was the first country outside of Europe to join the SPAR organisation. The SPAR Group Ltd South Africa grants sub-licences to independent retailers to operate stores under one of the four formats, with almost all of the current store portfolio being independently owned.

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