FOURTH generation fruiterers Luke and Matthew Boulus were thrilled to learn their business was identified as one of the best in the state.

The brothers are the owners of Westridge Fruit and Vegetables on West St.
The family owned and operated business was recently named as one of the top 25 retailers in the state by the Brisbane Produce Market.
Luke Boulus said the industry recognition was a fantastic boost for the business and its employees.
"It is based on a mystery shopper system where a person reviews the store at three different times throughout the year," Mr Boulus said.
"In December, the mystery shopper gave us a score of 96 out of 100.
"It is absolutely fantastic news for us," he said.
Mr Boulus said a lot of hard work and long hours had been spent building up the business over the past six years.
"Being a family owned business makes it more rewarding," he said.
"We would love to win the Retailer of the Year award. Especially being a regional store up against bigger metropolitan stores.
"It would be the ultimate achievement."
The 2013 Brisbane Produce Market Retailer of the Year will be announced on March 1 at a gala dinner in Brisbane.
  • Bananas: 30,000kg
  • Watermelon: 23,500kg
  • Local mixed lettuce: 20,000kg
  • Avocados: 17,300kg
  • Mix and match fruit buckets: 17,200kg