With a 35 year track record in supermarkets, Tony and Julie Bruce wanted to put personality and quality fresh produce at the forefront of their new SuperValue Supermarket in Pyes Pa.
Set up as an entirely new business in October 2016, owner/operators Tony and Julie have a wealth of knowledge. Tony was a Supermarket Manager for the last 35 years and Julie was
the Territory Manager with Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a global cleaning and health supply organisation.
Having experienced the corporate dynamics of one of the largest national supermarket chains the couple wanted a fresh approach where the customer, the staff and the suppliers all experienced value throughout the chain; at the heart of the business a sense of community.
Their vision is based on the convenience and style of the metro supermarket stores you see in large cities like London, where their Supervalue store is “johnny on the spot” for the neighbourhood who need what they want when they want it without the hassle of going too far away from home topped off with great service and competitive pricing.
“We’ve been in Tauranga for a year and opened the doors last October and even though we had a lot of managerial skills and experience, we’d never owned our own business” says Julie.
“As we’ve learnt, that’s a whole different kettle of fish. Janet at Grace Team Accounting is now like my new best friend!
One of our first priorities to help us run the business side of things efficiently was getting set up on MYOB accounting and payroll software which Janet was able to help us with. What a relief!
As business owners being introduced to these intelligent business tools was a whole new learning curve. Having the reassurance that we are fully IRD compliant with a system that
allows us to process payroll, GST, invoicing, expenses and reporting it has everything you need to take care of business. Janet and the team are so approachable and being able to contact them anytime has been extremely helpful”
Both Julie and Tony are extremely thankful that the local community has got right behind them and now with their first two quarters under their belt their focus is on planning ahead.
“We will be sitting down with our team at Grace Team Accounting and confidently putting a future plan in place“ says Julie.
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