Photo: Left to Right: Ben Ryan (National Retail Council), Niktar Nikitaras, Stavros Zavros, Kosta Vavoulas, Helen Mikulski, Steve Longmore & Steven Cain (Metcash CEO Supermarkets)
Hill Street IGA X-press West Hobart is celebrating after winning the prestigious national award for IGA X-press Store of the Year at the annual IGA Awards of Excellence held on the Gold Coast on the 18 July 2016.
The IGA Awards of Excellence recognised the dedicated efforts of the stores and their staff in the local community and heralded the winning stores as the benchmark for other 1455 independent supermarkets across the IGA retail network.
The national awards were judged on a range of criteria including what the store is famous for, customer service, community contribution, department excellence, brand values, sales, profits, merchandising, shopper experience and the store’s overall performance.
Hill Street IGA X-press West Hobart has won this award by delivering a great fresh food offering, impressive grocery range and outstanding presentation standards in every department to shoppers.
Customers enjoy access to the stores prominent cheese room with daily cheese sampling, a full range of flowers available from the in-house florist as well a great range of homewares. Together these initiatives have improved the store’s customer shopping experience.
The awards were presented to IGA X-press Arthur Street by Chairman of the IGA Retail Council, Ben Ryan and Metcash CEO of Supermarkets, Steven Cain.
Grant Hinchcliffe, CEO of IGA Tasmania said the IGA Awards of Excellence acknowledge the hard work, commitment and excellence our stores have demonstrated all year.
“Congratulations to Hill Street IGA X-press West Hobart for winning IGA X-press Store of the Year. This Hobart based supermarket has performed exceptionally well, and the store’s dedicated work as an independent retailer has been deservedly recognised with this award,” he concluded.
The IGA Awards of Excellence take place each year at a gala dinner during the Metcash Food and Grocery Expo on the Gold Coast to celebrate the success across IGA’s network of 1,455 stores. This year the awards also recognise our supplier partners and the role they play in supporting the IGA network.
Over 6,000 retailers and suppliers visit Expo from across the Metcash business to experience retailing best practice and latest products and food trends to bring to shoppers at their local IGA.