SPAR Stores recognised as Best in Class at Top of the Tree Awards

Pictured receiving their Top of the Tree Award in recognition of excellence in customer care in a forecourt at a SPAR and SPAR Express event held at the Killashee House Hotel were: Colin Donnell SPAR sales director; Tomas Kovacs, SPAR Celbridge, Bridanne Carey, SPAR Fossa, Laszlon Gyorkas, SPAR Allenwood, Adrian Tamay, SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis, Danny Mahon, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Ballinrobe, Leo Crawford, Group CEO, BWG Group; Tracy Fitzpatrick, SPAR Cahersiveen, Willie O'Byrne, managing director, BWG Foods; Norbert Hantos, SPAR Express Blakes Cross, Jamie Murphy, SPAR, John Street, Carrick-on-Suir, Dorotha Zwierzynsta, SPAR Express Bridge Street, Listowel, Conor McElligott, SPAR Roscrea,  and Donald O'Neill, SPAR, Newhall, Naas. Photo: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

Pictured receiving their Top of the Tree Award in recognition of excellence in customer care in a forecourt at a SPAR and SPAR Express event held at the Killashee House Hotel were: Colin Donnell SPAR sales director; Tomas Kovacs, SPAR Celbridge, Bridanne Carey, SPAR Fossa, Laszlon Gyorkas, SPAR Allenwood, Adrian Tamay, SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis, Danny Mahon, SPAR Express Corrib Oil Ballinrobe, Leo Crawford, Group CEO, BWG Group; Tracy Fitzpatrick, SPAR Cahersiveen, Willie O'Byrne, managing director, BWG Foods; Norbert Hantos, SPAR Express Blakes Cross, Jamie Murphy, SPAR, John Street, Carrick-on-Suir, Dorotha Zwierzynsta, SPAR Express Bridge Street, Listowel, Conor McElligott, SPAR Roscrea, and Donald O'Neill, SPAR, Newhall, Naas. Photo: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis and SPAR Corrib Oil Ballinrobe were among a small group of retailers from around the country which have been honoured at the fifth annual Top of the Tree Retail Awards. The awards programme recognises best practice and outstanding retail practice in several store departments, including customer care, off-licence, butchery, fruit and veg, and the delicatessen section. SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis and SPAR Corrib Oil Ballinrobe were awarded Top of the Tree accolades for their forecourts.

Eugene Dalton of SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis and SPAR Corrib Oil, Ballinrobe said “We are delighted to receive this accolade which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Top of the Tree is not only a mark of pride for our store and staff, but more importantly it lets our customers know that we are leaders in the field. This accolade is a point of differentiation in what is a very competitive marketplace and we’re honoured to receive the recognition.”

Colin Donnelly, SPAR sales director, BWG Foods (owner and operator of the SPAR brand in Ireland ) added: “SPAR retailers strive for excellence in every aspect of their service to their shoppers and the local communities in which they are embedded. In meeting the exacting standards of the Top of the Tree programme, our retailers illustrate their commitment to being industry leaders in the convenience retail sector and their focus on exceeding customer expectations. I congratulate SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis and SPAR Corrib Oil Ballinrobe on this outstanding achievement.”

SPAR Corrib Oil Ballyhaunis has been serving the locality since 2013 and employs 22 staff locally, is open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 11pm and Sundays from 8am to 11pm. SPAR Corrib Oil Ballinrobe has been open since 1997 and employs 29 staff locally. Its opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 7am to 11pm and Sundays from 8am to 11pm.

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