SPAR Western Cape announces Stores of the Year 2020

January 15, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

  • SPAR Sea Point - Store of the Year in the Supermarket category

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  • KWIKSPAR Ottery - Store of the Year in the KWIKSPAR category

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  • SUPERSPAR Haasendaal - Store of the Year in the SUPERSPAR Supermarket category

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At the regional Annual General meeting of 2020, SPAR Western Cape, South Africa, announced the winners of its Store of the Year competition. The award winning stores were evaluated using an extensive assessment process throughout the year.

SPAR Supermarket in Sea Point

SPAR Sea Point is the 2020 Store of the Year in the SPAR Western Cape Supermarket category, an award they received once before in 2014. The store is run by the brothers Chris and George Argirakis.“We are extremely honoured to have received this award again, but in a way, we are being awarded for just doing our jobs!”, said Chris.

The passionate retailers took over SPAR Sea Point in 2013. With over 30 years of retail experience, they had previously been successful retailers in South Rand, having been national store winners there.

The store has a strong focus on fresh, offering an extensive fruit and vegetable department, as well as an instore bakery and a butchery. There is a large choice of international products – Asian, Mexican, Greek and Italian, complemented by a kosher department, which is very popular with the area’s large Jewish community.

SUPERSPAR Supermarket in Haasendal

Retailer Johnny Forbes Snr was delighted to accept the award for Store of the Year in the SUPERSPAR Supermarket category.

The Forbes family owns three award-winning SPAR stores in the area – Protea Hoogte , Old Oak and Vredekloof. Store Manager Andre Oosthuizen and his team run the SUPERSPAR Supermarket in Haasendal. Andre himself has 26 years’ experience in the SPAR Group.

Highlights of this store are also the fruit and vegetable department, the butchery and the bakery. A large healthy lifestyles department services a growing health-conscious target market. Wide aisles add to the easy, inviting shopping experience.

KWIKSPAR Convenience store in Ottery

Ottery is once again home to the best KWIKSPAR Convenience store in the Western Cape region. The store was awarded the prestigious Store of the Year award in the KWIKSPAR category, having previously won the award in 2018.

Store owner, Riaz Mookrey said that he is really proud of this recognition within the SPAR Group. “It’s a proud moment for our family to receive this award for a second time and wonderful for the community in which we trade.”

This passionate retailer has been in the SPAR family since 2013. “To me the brand means quality products and services, catering for all tastes and preferences for all those we serve.”

Source: SPAR South Africa

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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.