SPAR Australia Supplier Award winners announced

SPAR Australia has announced the winners of its FY22 Supplier Awards recognising the support of key suppliers across various categories.

The awards were presented at a recent dinner hosted by Robin Bailey, radio broadcaster and TV presenter, with Bulla Dairy taking out the 2022 Supplier of the Year.

SPAR’s theme this year was ‘Better Together, Progress with Purpose’ and Lou Jardin, Managing Director of SPAR Australia, presented to the group and spoke about the critical role SPAR’s suppliers play in the success of the business – from support of SPAR’s merchandise team in category reviews and consolidating support to promotional support.

Jardin shared SPAR’s five key strategies – presenting a value statement, implementing a focused range, clearing the clutter, merchandising for sales, and keeping it clean and fresh.

Mark McGuinness, the recently appointed Chief Operating Officer, was also introduced by Jardin. McGuinness share insights about the journey towards the newly built Australian SPAR distribution centre and head office.

Presenting the awards were Jardin and Colin Dwyer, National Merchandise Manager at SPAR Australia.

SPAR Australia Supplier of the Year – Bulla Dairy. L-R: Eamon Voege and Lou Jardin.
The Fresh Foods Supplier of the Year – J.L King & C. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Jack Alford, Lou Jardin.
Chilled and Frozen Foods Supplier of the Year – Bulla Dairy. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Eamon Voege, Lou Jardin.
Grocery Supplier of the Year – Carman’s Fine Foods. L-R: Colin Dwyer, David Smart, Craig Aylen, Lou Jardin.
Non-Food Supplier of the Year – SAFCOL Petcare. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Karen Harroitt, Nadine Smith, Lou Jardin.
Convenience Foods Supplier of the Year – The Smiths Snack Food Company. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Jared Wellington, Lou Jardin.
SPAR Brand Supplier of the Year – Della Rosa. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Piero Sgarioto, Lou Jardin.
Product of the Year – Cadbury Caramilk Ice Cream 4pk – Peters. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Jason Hoey, Lou Jardin.
Promotional Supplier of the Year  – Asahi Lifestyle Beverages. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Andy Rob, Lou Jardin.
Account Manager of the Year – Jarred Wellington. L-R: Colin Dwyer, Jared Wellington, Lou Jardin.

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