Mayo stores honoured at the prestigious awards

Pictured at the SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme Awards celebrating outstanding retailing excellence at the City West Hotel were (left to right): Gerry Burke, SPAR Retail Operations Advisor, Shane Hall SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Ballinrobe, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Castlebar, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Louisburg and SPAR Express Corrib Oil Swinford and Eric Shally SPAR Regional Manager.

Pictured at the SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme Awards celebrating outstanding retailing excellence at the City West Hotel were (left to right): Gerry Burke, SPAR Retail Operations Advisor, Shane Hall SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Ballinrobe, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Castlebar, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Louisburg and SPAR Express Corrib Oil Swinford and Eric Shally SPAR Regional Manager.

A large number of Mayo SPAR stores were awarded one of retail’s highest honours at the inaugural SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme celebration recently.

SPAR and SPAR Express retailers from across Ireland attended the prestigious ceremony which was held at Citywest Hotel and hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the SPAR brand in Ireland.

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

200 stores in all received SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme accolades. The winners excelled in all areas of inspection, displaying exemplary standards across their stores.

The Mayo winners are: McHugh’s SPAR Ballindine, Corrib Oil SPAR Ballyhaunis, Corrib Oil SPAR Express Ballinrobe, Corrib Oil SPAR Express Castlebar, Corrib Oil SPAR Express Louisburgh, Corrib Oil SPAR Express Swinford and Corrib Oil SPAR Westport.

Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director, stated: "SPAR and SPAR Express stores are renowned for demonstrating industry leading standards. The SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme is one that retailers must be committed to year round.

"Maintaining the highest standards in customer care and food safety consistently on a daily basis is no easy feat and these retailers work extremely hard in order to achieve this. I’m delighted to see so many Mayo stores achieve the mark this year and get the recognition they deserve."

The SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme is a rolling scheme where participants must undergo rigorous year-long assessments across a range of categories including customer care, shop presentation, food safety and retailing innovation.

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