ON Friday May 1, IGA retailers from around the state converged at Melbourne’s iconic Myer Mural Hall for the annual IGA Victoria Retailer of the Year Awards.
This highlight event on the Victorian IGA calendar recognises outstanding achievements in all supermarket departments.
The night certainly started with a bang for the team at Fairleys Shepparton, who picked up the very first award of the evening – Bakery Department Of The Year.
With the majority of their offerings baked on the premise, it’s not surprising that the team took out this award. From fruit cakes and sausages rolls to hot cross buns at Easter, Department Manager, Peter Eaton ensures the bakery’s offering is always fresh and enticing to the store’s loyal shoppers.
As the night went on, and after awarding all the departmental awards, the evening concluded with the announcement of the Retailer Of The Year Award – An award where standards increase every year, making the judging process increasingly difficult.
The Retailer Of The Year Award takes into account all aspects of the store, from the first impression, to the way you are farewelled by the checkout staff, the award-winning store should represent all the great things about independent retail. So you can imagine how thrilled the Fairleys SUPA IGA team were when they were called upon to accept the biggest award of the evening.
The Fairleys team prides themselves on consistently maintaining their high standards. Store Manager, Craig Bramley and his team ensure that their store is always kept clean, tidy and well stocked and the staff go out of their way to help shoppers and ensure that their experience is the best that it can be.