Gilmours named top employer in Retailworld’s annual ‘Retail Employer of the Year'

Gilmours was named Retail Employer of the Year (Medium Category), marking our brand’s first time on the Awards list.  

Retailworld’s annual Retail Employer of the Year Awards recognises retail businesses that embrace, promote and have standing employer branding. Key contributors to outstanding employer branding include leave policy, leadership style, work-life balance, employee retention, business culture and training and development.  

“We’re proud to have been named as New Zealand’s Medium Retail Employer of the Year by Retailworld,” says Cindy Chaimowitz, General Manager of Wholesale and Customer Service, Foodstuffs North Island. “This year has been like no other for the Gilmours brand and our wholesale members. We're passionate about supporting and developing our wider team, with a sharp focus on growing and retaining talent to deliver the best service possible to our valued Gilmours members.”  

Highlights from our supporters, called out our commitment and focus on providing excellent service, and being the Foodservice Partner our Gilmours members can trust to help them grow their businesses: 

  • They have proven to us over the years that they are always consistently better than anyone else we deal with. 
  • Because they work as a team to keep their members well informed and well looked after.   
  • They are fast, efficient, polite and always helpful. We know we can rely on them getting our order to us on time, every time. 
  • Gilmours have the best customer service, the best food at competitive prices, clean and tidy displays, and awesome parking.  
  • Gilmours customer service is the best I have seen compared to other retailers. Products A+++ Layout A+++ Pricing A+++ Constant contact with great specials via email, great location and hygienically very clean shop floor. What can I say Gilmours deserve to win. 
  • Because they retain great staff and have wonderful customer service which demonstrates to us that they have a very happy team. 
  • I am a long-time member and have seen the business grow and achieve huge success. I have also not seen the attention to customer service, or the same interest in procuring the product range that I require, in any other food wholesaler. 
  • I have chosen to stop shopping at all other stores except Gilmours. Best customer service, best fresh quality products, best pricing, fabulous staff throughout, excellent shop floor layout, and one of the cleanest hygienic retailers I’ve shopped in.  

Thanks to all those who voted for us, we truly value your business and your ongoing support.