Local stores make the grade

Pictured at the SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme Awards, celebrating outstanding retailing excellence at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin were award winners: 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.

Several stores in the area were in attendance at one of retail’s highest honours at the annual SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme celebration at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge recently.

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.

Amongst the 18 stores in county Cork, were H2 Group SPAR, Cork Road, Fermoy and Shinnick’s SPAR, McDermott Place, Fermoy; Roche’s SPAR Mitchelstown and Burns and Owens’ SPAR, Rathcormac.

The SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme, held in association with the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), are presented annually to SPAR and SPAR Express stores that demonstrated outstanding industry excellence following a year of comprehensive inspections, visits from mystery shoppers and audits. 

197 stores in all received accolades, with winners excelling in all areas of inspection, displaying exemplary standards across their stores.