Fresh Sensations Carindale is pick of the bunch for Queensland fruit and veg shops

The people have spoken and the news is good for Fresh Sensations Carindale which has taken out the coveted Queensland Retailer of the Year in the 2024 ‘A Better Choice’ People’s Choice Awards.

Fresh Sensations Cardinale team (l-R) Store Manager, John Nicoloau, Andrew Mousikos and Lorna Josiah receive the winner’s trophy and certificate at an in-store presentation

The awards recognise independent fruit and veg retailers that deliver outstanding quality, freshness and service and who receive the most nominations from their local community as their favourite store.

This year almost 20,000 shoppers nominated 370 individual stores throughout Australia including 94 in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Other Queensland finalists were Erbachers Fruit and Vegetables on the Sunshine Coast who were awarded Runner Up, and The Big Orange at Crowley Vale in the Lockyer Valley. 

Fresh Sensations Carindale Store Manager Andrew Mousikos attributed the win to a strong customer base and getting the basics of quality, freshness and service right.

“It feels amazing to be named the People’s Choice Queensland Retailer of the Year,” he said.

“We source the very best fresh produce from the Brisbane Markets and really take care of our large base of loyal customers who have named us as their favourite store.”

Brisbane Markets Limited Managing Director and CEO, Andrew Young congratulated Fresh Sensations on their win and commended the other finalists. He said it was inspiring to see what happens when you combine outstanding customer service at the retail end with the quality and freshness of produce Central Markets can provide.

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