WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Awards

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The WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Awards are conducted by the Chamber of Fruit & Vegetable Industries in WA (CFVIWA) and the Perth Markets Ltd. (PML). Now in their 12th year, the Awards match the best of WA's top fresh fruit and vegetable retailers in a spirit of friendly yet competitive rivalry.

The CFVIWA and the PML started the awards in 2002 to recognise and reward fresh produce retailers demonstrating excellent customer service and retailing standards.

In 2015 a total of 103 stores and weekend markets nominated to be part of the Awards.

The Award categories are:

  • Metropolitan Retailer of the Year
  • Regional Retailer of the Year
  • Best Small Store (floor space less than 120m2).
  • Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Metropolitan Supermarket
  • Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Metropolitan Supermarket
  • Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Regional Supermarket
  • Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Regional Supermarket
  • Best Weekend Market  open to individual stallholders whose business is conducted in temporary premises and only weekends (Friday to Sunday).

All entrants are assessed by an independent judge:

  • The judging criteria vary slightly between Award categories to account for the differences in their respective retailing environments.
  • There are 2 rounds of judging for metro stores
  • Finalists are judged a third time
  • Regional stores are judged once
  • The first round of judging is conducted at the end of February/early March
  • The second round of judging is conducted in March / April
  • The final round of Judging for the finalists is held in June.

The judging criteria are reviewed regularly to ensure they remain relevant. Currently they encompass the following:

  • Initial appearance of shopfront (external).
  • Ease of access and shopping process in the store.
  • Internal appearance: cleanliness of store, effectiveness of displays.
  • Management of produce quality.
  • Range of fruit based on a checklist of seasonal availability.
  • Range of vegetables based on a checklist of seasonal availability.
  • Country of Origin Labeling (CoOL).
  • Promotion of produce: nutrition information, recipes and meal solutions.
  • Customer focus and provisions of services
  • Overall assessment of store as a fresh produce retailer.

If you would like to make sure your store receives a nomination form or you would like a copy of the criteria used to judge your stores category please contact the Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries WA on 9455 2742 or admin@cfviwa.com. Tickets for the Market City Ball can also be booked through the Chamber Office.

2015 Retailer of the Year Awards Winners

2015 Metropolitan Retailer of the Year - Fresh Provisions, Bicton

2015 Regional Retailer of the Year - Newy's Vegie Patch

2015 Best Small Store - The Garden Basket

2015 Best Weekend Market Retailer - TAL Distribution

2015 Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Metropolitan Supermarket - Woolworths Karrinyup

2015 Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Metropolitan Supermarket - Stirling IGA

2015 Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Regional Supermarket - Woolworth's Kalgoorlie

2015 Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Regional Supermarket - Dongora IGA

 

Previous Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Award Winners

2015 - Fresh Provisions, Bicton

2014 - Fresh Provisions, Bicton

2013 - Fresh Provisions, Mt Lawley

2012 - Fresh Provisions, Mt Lawley

2011 - Livingston Fresh

2010 - Malibu Fresh Essentials

2009 - The Herdsman

2008 - The Herdsman

2007 - Mr Fresh, Carine

2006 - Mr Fresh, Carine

2005 - Herdsman Fresh Essentials

2004 - Geraldton Fruit and Vegetables

2003 - Mr Fresh, Carine