Foodstuffs North Island has announced this year ‘Checker of the year 2018’, with the top prize being taken out by a New World checkout operator in Matamata.
“Overwhelming,” is how winner Rebecca Brosnan described the night. She was awarded the top prize at Foodstuffs North Island’s annual Excellence Awards, held at Skycity.
Checkout operators from over 130 New World, Pak'nSave and Four Square stores had entered the contest, with each store entering up to seven operators who first competed in regional finals. Brosnan had already scooped the top Waikato prize in June, where checkers were judged on their speed, presentation, customer service and accuracy while scanning the same 30 items.
"I'm feeling very honoured and humbled,” says Brosnan. “Such recognition is something that makes me feel very positive about a future within the grocery industry".
New World Matamata owner-operator Matthew Hart said his whole store team was “very excited” by Rebecca’s win, and the wider Matamata community was showing their support too.
“We’re absolutely delighted for Rebecca. It is an amazing achievement and we’re all so proud of her efforts," says Hart.
Rebecca Brosnan with Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin