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2014 Retailer of the Year Awards

The 2014 Retailer of the Year Awards were presented during the gala Market City Ball at Burswood on Friday evening.

We are pleased to announce that some Great Greengrocer members were awarded in 2014 Retailer of the Year Awards.

Fresh Provisions Bicton was awarded the Metropolitan Retailer of the Year, Fruit Basket was awarded the Best Small Store and Geraldton Fruit & Vegetable Supply was awarded for both Excellence in Apple & Pear Retailing and Excellence in Potato Retailing.

This prestigious event has been running for 12 consecutive years and is a joint initiative between the Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables Industries WA (Chamber) and the Perth Market Authority.

"The annual retailer of the year awards acknowledge WA's finest retail stores for excellence in fresh fruit and vegetable retailing", said Stephen Ward, CEO, and Perth Market Authority.

The awards are open to all retailers including major supermarket chains, independent retailers, small stores and weekend markets. There are eight store award categories and three fresh produce award categories which stores can compete in. Participants in the awards are independently judged by "mystery shoppers" on quality, customer service, consumer information and shop presentation.

Martin Clark, CEO, Chamber said "this year we had a record 93 stores enter in the awards and the finalists demonstrated the highest levels of fresh produce quality and customer service."

The 2014 retailer award night was a great success with over 400 attendees, representing all those involved in the horticulture supply chain including retailers, wholesalers, transport companies and growers.

"All entrants in this year's awards strived to maintain the highest of standards for their customers, and we are very proud to award these stores for offering shoppers a great experience" said Stephen

"A big congratulations to all the 2014 award winners. All are outstanding retailers that are committed to excellent customer service and fresh produce", said Martin.

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