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Spar Maclean does it again

L-R SPAR Maclean owners Bob
and Judith Little celebrate with
their staff after winning the national SPAR Store of the Year award, for
an unprecedented third year in a row. The store also took out the Fresh Food Department award, for four consecutive years. See story page 5. Image Lynne Mowbray
SPAR Maclean has once again taken out the SPAR store of the Year award, for an unprecedented third year in a row. The announcement was made on Saturday night at the SPAR Australia annual Gala Awards Dinner, which was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 300 Retailers, Suppliers and Media, as well as the Directors and staff of SPAR Australia joined to celebrate the achievements of SPAR Retailers over the last year. This year the Maclean store took out both SPAR Store of the Year and the Fresh Food Department awards. This was the stores fourth consecutive year to win the Fresh Food Department award. A statement provided by SPAR Australia, touches on just some of SPAR Maclean’s winning qualities: “SPAR Maclean is a store with a strong community bond, consistent standards and a tailored local offer. The store’s unique character and the commitment of the store’s staff ensure customers have experiences in store that truly reflect the ideals of SPAR. The engaging and friendly natures of the staff in this store ensure customers enjoy their time in the supermarket. There is always staff on hand to help throughout the store and the number of trips made out to cars carrying customer’s shopping is incredible! The importance of rewarding customers through their loyalty program and their focus on service really demonstrate the old fashioned customer service that is a key feature of SPAR Maclean. After winning the Produce Department of the Year for the past three years, SPAR Maclean’s superb produce offer has continued to flourish. The consistency of the excellent quality, value and presentation of this department, continues to draw locals in and ensures SPAR Maclean is the store of choice for fresh produce in this region. With the slogan “We pack, we carry, we care” emblazoned on the front of the store, the team at SPAR Maclean really live and breathe this motto.” Owner of SPAR Maclean Bob Little said that he was over the moon with the announcement. “This year they [SPAR Australia] combined both the fruit and vegetable and deli awards, so we only picked up the two awards,” Mr Little said. “This is a great achievement for the Staff. “To consistently win an award like this shows a complete commitment to providing a complete offer to the people of Maclean. “We are totally blown away.”