Over 450 guests attended the presentation evening which honours local Inner West businesses for their contribution to the community. Businesses are voted on by local residents.
Tony Trimboli, owner of Trim’s Fresh, said winning the award is a great achievement for a small community grocer, especially when competing with other, much larger food outlets.
“For our customers to vote for us, and for everything the staff have put into the place, I feel rewarded and grateful,” he said.
“We are very happy to receive the award, to come up against the best and to be on top.”
Mr Trimboli hopes the award will boost his business and most importantly, raise awareness amongst local residents who are still unfamiliar with his store.
Other finalists in the ‘Outstanding Fruit & Vegetable Shop’ category were Freshwood Fruit Markets in Burwood Plaza, Summer Hill Village Fruit and Vegetables and Norton St Grocers.
Trimboli credits their win to the combination of the grocer’s community feel and personalised customer service.
“Because our staff are there all day every day, they know our regular customers well.”
He said the competitive prices, combined with free samples and friendly staff provides an all around pleasant experience for their customers.
“Even though we are a smaller grocer we try to accommodate our customers by ordering in anything they need within 24 hours,” he said.
“At the end of the day, we exist to service the community. Without the community and the customers, we have no business. This is reflected in the staff and the way they commit themselves to the customer,” said Mr Trimboli.
Marketplace Leichhardt is a sub-regional community based shopping centre located in an established trade area on the corner of Marion and Flood Streets, Leichhardt. The Centre is owned by Local Government Superannuation and is proudly managed by Jones Lang La Salle.
Located approximately 8km west of the Sydney CBD, the Centre provides a quality retail mix and is anchored by Woolworths, ALDI and Target. With more than 60 specialty stores to choose from and a strong focus on fresh food, MarketPlace Leichhardt provides a safe and convenient shopping destination to meet all of your needs. For more information: www.marketplaceleichhardt.com.au
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