Romeo Retail Group owners, Tony and Elisabeth Romeo, are celebrating after being inducted into the prestigious IGA Hall of Fame national award at the annual Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) Retailer of the Year Awards held on the Gold Coast on the 20th July.
IGA has been inducting individuals into the coveted Dr Thomas S. Haggai IGA Hall of Fame Award since 2001. Named after the Chairman of IGA, Inc, the honour recognises outstanding achievements and contribution to the Australian independent retail grocery industry.
Speaking about being inducted, Tony and Elisabeth said, “We’ve been part of the independent retail industry for many years and we’re as passionate today as we’ve always been. The Hall of Fame is something most retailers hope they’ll be inducted into one day, so to be recognised for our commitment to the industry in this way is truly fantastic.”
The presentation was made to Tony and Elisabeth Romeo by their son and co-owner Joseph, along with Executive General Manager Retail Network, Russell Parker and IGA National Council Chairman, Ben Ryan.
“Tony and Elisabeth have done an incredible job contributing to the Australian independent retail grocery industry and this honour is testament to their excellence on so many levels. In recognising individuals like Tony and Elisabeth, we acknowledge the true essence of independent retailing and what it really means to be an IGA retailer,” he concluded.