Leading IGA stores in Western Australia are celebrating after winning at the annual Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) Awards of Excellence held at the Crown Perth on 14 April.
Three exemplary stores, Preston Street IGA, Wembley SUPA IGA, and Swanbourne Market IGA X-Press, were awarded IGA Store of the Year, SUPA IGA Store of the Year and IGA X-Press Store of the Year respectively for the Western Australia region.
The IGA awards represent the highest example of Retail Excellence and demonstrate the store’s ability to grow in challenging competitive environments.
The awards are a chance to formally recognise the dedicated efforts of the stores and their staff in the local community and herald the winning stores as the benchmark for other IGA supermarkets across the retail network.
The awards were presented to the stores’ team by WA Metcash Food & Grocery General Manager, Grant Ramage and Retail Operations Manager, Roger Milstein.
Metcash Food & Grocery GM Grant Ramage said: “The leading WA stores presented with an award tonight demonstrate impeccable retail standards, team work and dedication to providing a great experience for the local community. We’re proud to support independent supermarkets across WA and acknowledge the hard work and commitment our stores have demonstrated throughout the year.”
Twenty department awards were presented, with the full list of winners outlined below:
Preston Street IGA
- IGA Store of the Year
- IGA Bakery Department of the Year
- IGA Fresh Produce Department of the Year
Wembley SUPA IGA
- SUPA IGA Store of the Year
- SUPA IGA Deli Department of the Year
- SUPA IGA Dairy/Freezer Department of the Year
- Rising Star – Natasa Irons
Swanbourne Market IGA X-Press
- IGA X-Press Store of the Year
- IGA X-Press Small Format Store Innovation Award
- IGA Delicatessen Department of the Year
Queens SUPA IGA
- SUPA IGA Meat Department of the Year
Canning Vale IGA
- IGA Meat Department of the Year
North Road SUPA IGA
- SUPA IGA Bakery Department of the Year
- SUPA IGA Fresh Produce Department of the Year
- Retail Transformation & Innovation Award
Kinross SUPA IGA
- SUPA IGA Grocery & GM Department of the Year
- IGA Grocery & GM Department of the Year
- IGA Dairy-Freezer Department of the Year
- IGA Customer Service Award
- Community Award