SPAR employees and innovations behind the prestigious professional awards

Behind SPAR Hungary’s constant quality retail and service activities is the continuous hard work and dedication of its employees, as well as the innovative, sustainable solutions which were recently acknowledged with prestigious awards.

Gabriella Heiszler, president and CEO, received the Klauzál Gábor Certificate of Appreciation and the Grand Prize for Hungarian Trade awarded to Szilvia Csepeli 

Every year, the European Trade Day is one of the most prestigious events in the industry, where in addition to panel discussions, the most esteemed trade awards are presented. The event was launched by the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ) with the intention of creating a tradition 18 years ago. Over the past two decades it has grown to become one of the most prestigious forums of the profession, highlighting the importance of this sector in the economic life of our country. The aim of the event is not only to bring the attention to trade as a profession, but also to recognise its outstanding representatives. Traditionally and now a staple of the event, the Gábor Klauzál Certificates of Appreciation and the Grand Prize for Hungarian Trade, the most prestigious awards are presented. SPAR Hungary is proud that this year, president and CEO, Gabriella Heiszler received the Gábor Klauzál Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding and exemplary work for trade. It was presented to her by Dr. István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture, the main patron of the event. Similarly, on the European Trade Day, Szilvia Csepeli, head of the vegetable department at SPAR’s store nr. 170, was awarded the Grand Prize for Hungarian Trade.

Ildikó Szijjné Kállai, personnel development and HR manager named the Innovative HR Manager of the Year

For the third time, Behaviour HR magazine launched the “HR Manager of the Year” contest. The judges awarded Ildikó Szijjné Kállai, the Personnel Development and HR Manager of SPAR Hungary, the “Innovative HR Manager of the Year” award. During the competition, managers with an outstanding career path are recognised every year for their excellent performance, innovative solutions, significant contribution to the success of their company, and the creation of a stable organisational culture. This year again, the HR managers were nominated for the award via recommendation, and in the second round, they submitted their projects which were evaluated by a judging panel of well-known professionals.

LC Packaging TPI Kft., the manufacturer of SPAR’s innovative roll blankets wins special award

The National Association of Packaging and Material Handling (CSAOSZ) organised the Hungaropack Hungarian Packaging Competition for the 39th time, and this year LC Packaging TPI Kft. received a special award from the Ministry of Technology and Industry for the roll blanket; the sustainable plastic-based packaging used by SPAR Hungary. The 3000 roll blankets delivered by LC Packaging are made of 30% recycled rPP (Recycled polypropylene), and this environmentally friendly innovation was recognised by the ministry with a special award. The purpose of the competition is to showcase the development of Hungarian packaging technology and to selflessly support the fast and wide dissemination of these new products.

Advertising tools receive the POPAI-award

The Hungarian POPAI (Part of the Shop Global Network) Association granted two awards to SPAR Hungary at the POPAI Awards Hungary 2022 POP competition this year. The company won the awards with point-of-sale advertising tools together with POS Services Kft., their partner who designs and manufactures these tools. SPAR’s Spinach totem was awarded in the non-durable category, and the condiments shelf flags equipped with LED lighting won in the campaign category. These tools were designed for in-store advertising of the company’s own branded products and can be found in all of 10 of the INTERSPAR hypermarkets.