N Richards Group wins several awards at the recent Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers Annual Awards Dinner. The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) organised the event, which was held in Harare on 4th December 2020, with the Guest of Honour being His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, President E D Mnangagwa.
This prestigious event acknowledges the performance of various sectors in the retail space including Wholesalers, Retailers, Suppliers and related personalities involved in the industry.
The theme of the awards ceremony was “Retail Business in The New Normal”. This year there were 36 Awards Categories relating to the various and diverse sectors of the economy. Categories included the Most Innovative Wholesaler/Retailer, Fastest Growing Retailer/Wholesaler, SME Retailer/Wholesaler of the Year, Retailer/Wholesaler of the Year – Local Procurement and Wholesaler of the Year – National.
President Mnangagwa commended the retail sector for promoting the manufacturing and sale of local products.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank local manufacturers for playing a significant role through commitment to make locally manufactured goods available across the country.
“I am informed there are shops like N. Richards Group that made a decision to only sell locally manufactured goods in their stores dotted across the country. We should all emulate this and promote local industry revival efforts,” said Mnangagwa.
N. Richards won the following awards:
- Retailer / Wholesaler of the Year – Local Procurement
- Wholesaler of the Year – National
- Top 100 Retail Value Chain Business Leaders – Archie Dongo
- Top 100 Retail Value Chain Business Leaders – Andrew Chekani
Director for Southern Region, Andrew Chekani and Archie Dongo, N Richards Director for Northern Region were both rated among the country’s top 30 Retail Value Chain Business Leaders by the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers.
The award is given to leaders who have shown expertise and transformed the retail sector by stepping up and supporting customers and fellow business colleagues with insights and advice.
N Richards Group made a strategic decision several years ago to support local manufacturers and procure Zimbabwean-produced stock. This strategy has seen N. Richards Group win several awards over the years in this category.
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