The Wholesaler of the Year Award recognises a Sydney Markets fruit, vegetable or herb wholesaler who demonstrates a high degree of competence across a wide range of criteria including product quality, business presentation, product knowledge, customer service, branding and marketing.
The recipient of this award will operate their business within Sydney Markets GTA and implementing best practice for work health and safety, environmental sustainability, customer service and be held in high regard by their growers and buyers.
All wholesalers trading in Sydney Markets GTA can be nominated or nominate for this Award. Nominations can be made by any business that buys from Sydney Markets or a wholesaling business can self-nominate.
NOMINATIONS OPEN 1 MARCH 2019
All wholesaler nominations will be assessed across the following criteria by three separate groups.
|Sydney Markets Limited||Growers||Buyers|
Implements Best Practice
Stand & Staff Presentation
WHS – Work Health Safety
Environmental Policy & Practices
Uniqueness of Offer
Food Safety Management
Marketing & Branding
Quality of Service
Timeliness of Payments
Quality of Service
Fairness in Pricing
Step 1: Sydney Market Limited (SML) will assess all nominated wholesalers based on the judging criteria’s.The six highest scoring wholesalers will be named as semi-finalists.
Each semi-finalist will be required to support their nomination by providing SML with contact details for 10 of their intra or interstate growers.
Step 2: Each of the growers will be contacted, notified that the wholesaler is a semi-finalist in the Fresh Awards Wholesaler of the Year Award and asked to complete an assessment.
Step 3: All information will be gathered and scores tallied to determine the top four scoring wholesalers. Greengrocers and providores will be contacted and encouraged to participate in the wholesaler evaluation by completing and online assessment.
Step 4: Buyers scores will be collated togther with SML's to determine the ultimate winner. The winner will be announced at the 2019 Fresh Awards event.
Total prize value = $6,799
|Nominations open||01 Mar 19|
|Semi-finalists announced||03 May 19|
|Grower assessments closed||15 May 19|
|Tickets for the Fresh Award on sale||17 May 19|
|Buyer assessments open||14 May 19|
|Buyer assessments close||20 May 18|
|Finalists announced on website||15 Jun 19|
|2019 Fresh Awards event||24 Jul 19|