Specsavers Mt Maunganui is Specsavers Store of the Year, taking the top spot from over 52 Specsavers stores across the country.
The Mount Maunganui Specsavers also took the Overall Excellence award at the annual ‘Specsavers Awards for Excellence' held recently.
Specsavers Mt Maunganui was chosen as Store of the Year for a variety of reasons: the store scored three consecutive 100 per cent scores on Mystery Shopper, has invested heavily in training programmes for staff and continues to go above and beyond for their customers and community, sponsoring everything from table tennis tournaments to school initiatives.
Since opening its doors nine years ago, the store has donated over $4700 to Bay of Plenty at Heart and $2700 to The Fred Hollows Foundation through the Specsavers Community Program which donates a portion of every glasses sale to the charities.
“The team and I are absolutely ecstatic to have been named Specsavers Store of the Year,” says Specsavers Mt Maunganui Retail Director, Clare Hodge.
“We're a really close knit team here, and each and every member works really hard to make the store a great environment for customers, so it's great to see this recognised.
“It's fair to say that we have all worked hard to grow each year. We invested around 500,000 in a new shop fit this year, along with the purchase of new equipment so that we can continue to offer our customers an excellent retail experience, with the clinical excellence to match. Bring on 2017.”
A community initiative that Specsavers implements in stores nationwide is the ‘Specsavers Community Program' which raises funds for Specsavers' national charity of choice, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, as well as other local charities across the country.
For each pair of glasses sold at Specsavers stores nationwide, the customer uses a token to select which charity they would support and a subsequent donation will be made by the store.