I hope all is going well.
Earlier in July our Store Management team headed over to QLD to attend our annual Metcash Trade Expo & IGA Conference, with the event well planned out and very informative as always. This annual convention is open every independent retailer & it’s suppliers and has around 5000 people passing through over three days. We were part of the 100 odd Western Australian retailers who made the trip over, and it was great to catch up and network again with suppliers and other fellow store owners.
Over the duration of the conference, we were lucky enough to listen to many keynote speakers from various backgrounds and fields as well as look/try some of the new and exciting products heading to market. We also managed to visit some new and exciting stores whilst away, getting some great tips and ideas to hopefully bring to life here in our Geraldton stores.
Our Wonthella IGA store was nominated for the National Best Meat Department Award, but unfortunately competition was extremely tough, and they were not able to take this one home – but we’re very mindful that to be nominated in any of the National Awards is a massive achievement in itself, and these Awards represent the top tier of Stores across Australia, so a massive Well Done again to the Wonthella Meat Team.
Rigters Supermarkets General Manager