CHAMPIONS: Bob Little and his team at SPAR Maclean have won the 2015 Spar Store of the Year to add to the two awards they received at The Daily Examiner Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards in August.
CHAMPIONS: Bob Little and his team at SPAR Maclean have won the 2015 Spar Store of the Year to add to the two awards they received at The Daily Examiner Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards in August. Adam Hourigan

Maclean family grocery shop wins SPAR Store of the Year

BOB and Judith Little and their conscientious team of workers at SPAR Maclean have had a whirlwind last month which has culminated in them winning 2015 SPAR Store of the Year.

"We are very excited about the whole thing," Mr Little said. "It has been a big coup for our store. We have been in operations for 35 years now, so I guess you could say it has been a long time coming.

"It really all came together for us this year. I think the renovations have tipped us into the winning bracket." Mr Little said the award was dedicated to his hard working team, without who, he would not have won the accolades.

"It is for the staff," he said. "It is what they put into the business. Judith and I may try and set the benchmark but they follow through and smash it."

The small business has put Maclean on the national map, and around the globe with their successes to be published in the SPAR International magazine.

Mr Little prides himself on good customer service.

"We are not in the grocery business, we are in the people business. It is how you handle the customers."



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