Martin Dorville is IGA In­ter­na­tional Re­tailer of the Year

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Ear­lier this month Martin Dorville, the Head of Su­per J IGA su­per­mar­kets in Saint Lu­cia was among four re­tail­ers from around the world who re­ceived the cov­eted ti­tle of 2016 IGA In­ter­na­tional Re­tailer of the Year. This award was be­stowed at the IGA Global Rally in Las Ve­gas cul­mi­nat­ing three days of work­shops on the im­por­tance of gro­cery re­tail as an in­dus­try and high­lighted new trends, pro­vided sug­ges­tions to is­sues which con­front re­tail­ers and was over­all an op­por­tu­nity for net­work­ing ex­change and di­a­logue.

Mr. Dorville joined re­tailer coun­ter­parts from Alaska, China and Aus­tralia at the awards cer­e­mony where they were hon­oured for achiev­ing ex­em­plary ex­cel­lence in their re­tail­ing op­er­a­tions and ad­vanc­ing the IGA brand in Mar­ket­ing and Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity ef­forts.

Ad­dress­ing over 500 re­tail­ers who gath­ered to cel­e­brate the many suc­cesses of IGA su­per­mar­kets across the globe, Dorville said he was hum­bled by the recog­ni­tion. He said, “This award is re­ally a trib­ute to Su­per J IGA cus­tomers and the Su­per J IGA team.” He also ac­knowl­edged the strong foun­da­tion which had been set by the pre­vi­ous own­ers of Su­per J IGA, in par­tic­u­lar for­mer Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Mr. An­der Chas­tanet who re­tired in 2013.

The In­de­pen­dent Gro­cers Al­liance (IGA) in­cludes nearly 5,000 su­per­mar­kets world­wide, with stores in the United States and more than 30 coun­tries around the globe in­clud­ing Rus­sia, China, South Africa and Aus­tralia.

Martin Dorville flanked by his wife Ch­eryl Dorville, Mar­ket­ing Man­ager San­cha Rag­gie and of­fi­cials of IGA and As­so­ci­ated Gro­cers of Florida

(who rec­om­mended Su­per J IGA for the award).

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