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Best In Fresh Awards

The Checkout Best In Fresh Awards took place on Tuesday 4 July at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. The Awards are open to all retail groups and independent retailers, including multiples, symbols, discounters and non-affiliated stores.

More than 200 retailers attended the event for the only awards ceremony to recognise excellence in fresh produce retailing.

The Checkout Best In Fresh Awards reward and promote excellence in fresh food retailing in Ireland, with retailers of all sizes and formats honoured.

Among the big winners at this year’s event were the recently-revamped Garvey’s SuperValu Tralee, which took the award for Best Large Supermarket, and Best Medium Supermarket went to Cross’ SuperValu Newbridge, while Herlihy’s Centra, Fermoy
won the Best Small Supermarket Award.

The Best Forecourt honour went to Mace Lissycasey, while Best Convenience Store was presented to Brett’s Centra, in Kildare

“The stores that we acknowledge at the Checkout Best In Fresh Awards can truly be called the real leaders in Ireland when it comes to fresh product retailing,” said Checkout editor, Jenny Whelan.

“Once again, both our winners and finalists have raised the bar when it comes to fresh produce, and can easily call themselves amongst the very best in Ireland, as well as in Europe.”

Other award winners at this year’s event included Musgrave, which was presented with the BestMultiple/Group Retailer award on the back of the work it has done in developing both SuperValu and Centra in recent years; Lidl Churchfield, which won the hotly-contested Best Discount Retailer category this year; and Celtech, which took home the Checkout Best in Fresh Industry Innovator award for its ab-initio system.

In addition, six supplier awards were presented, as voted for by the industry, with Glanbia, ABP, Keelings and Aryzta Food Solutions among the winners.

A full list of award winners is featured below. For photos and additional information, contact [email protected]

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CHECKOUT BEST IN FRESH 2017: FULL LIST OF WINNERS

LARGE SUPERMARKET, SPONSORED BY COLD MOVE

WINNER
Garvey's SuperValu Dingle

Pictured are Jim Garvey, Kevin McCarthy and Chris O’Driscoll accepting their
award from Mark Boulton, strategic development director at Cold Move.

FINALISTS
Smith’s SuperValu, Kinsale
Flemings SuperValu, Monaghan
SuperValu Swords
SuperValu Blackrock

MEDIUM SUPERMARKET, SPONSORED BY SEL

WINNER
Cross’ SuperValu Newbridge

Pictured are James Keegan, Andrew Cross and David Tobin accepting their
award from Paul Evans, managing director, SEL.

FINALISTS
McCarthy’s Eurospar
Ryan’s SuperValu Grange
SuperValu Sundrive
Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

SMALL SUPERMARKET (4,000 to 10,000 sq ft.)

WINNER
Herlihy’s Centra, Fermoy

Pictured are Brian Herlihy and Denise Cummins accepting their award from Mark
Kelly, publisher of European Supermarket Magazine.

FINALISTS
Eurospar Gortahork
Kavanagh’s SuperValu Claremorris
Twohig’s SuperValu Abbeyfeale
Ryan’s SuperValu Kilmallock

FORECOURT

WINNER
Mace Lisseycasey

Pictured is Gráinne Talty accepting her award from Mark Kelly, publisher of
European Supermarket Magazine.

FINALISTS

Applegreen Tramore
M3 Maxol Mace Mulhuddart
Gala Blennerville

CONVENIENCE STORE

WINNER
Brett’s Centra, Kildare

Pictured are Declan Prunty and John Brett accepting their award from Mark
Kelly, publisher of European Supermarket Magazine.

FINALISTS
Fresh The Good Food Market Camden St
Spar Little Island
Spar Dame Street
Kelly’s Londis Milltown

BEST DISCOUNT RETAILER

WINNER
Lidl Churchfield

Pictured are Fiona Fahey and Stephen Hegarty of Lidl Churchfield.

FINALISTS
Aldi Wilton
Aldi Newlands Cross
Lidl Virginia

MOST CREATIVE RETAILER

WINNER
Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty

Pictured are Eugene and Eoghan Scally accepting their award from Pat Murray,
Checkout.

FINALISTS
Joyce’s Knocknacarra
Brett’s Centra, Kildare
Fresh: The Good Food Market, Smithfield

BEST PRESENTATION

WINNER
SuperValu Athlone

Pictured is Mary Croughan, SuperValu Athlone, accepting her award from Dani
Sinnott, Checkout

FINALISTS
Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire
Tarpey’s SuperValu Cavan
Mace Turner’s Cross

BEST NON-AFFILIATED STORE

WINNER
Joyce's Supermarket Knocknacarra

Pictured is Patrick Joyce, Joyce’s Supermarket, accepting his award from Dani
Sinnott, Checkout.

FINALISTS
Fresh: The Good Food Market Grand Canal
Joyce’s Supermarket Headford

LOCAL CHAMPION, SPONSORED BY SEL

WINNER
Pettitt's SuperValu St Aidan's

Pictured are Cormac Pettitt and Tony Brady accepting their award from IvanO’Donovan, sales manager at SEL.

FINALISTS
Field’s of Skibbereen
Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty

BEST DELI

WINNER
Kavanagh’s SuperValu Clifden

Pictured is Noel Kavanagh Jr accepting his award from Pat Murray, Checkout.

FINALISTS
Spar Fermoy
Daly’s SuperValu Killarney
SuperValu Blackrock

BEST MEAT

WINNER
McInerney’s SuperValu Loughrea

Pictured is PJ Mahony, McInerney’s SuperValu, accepting his award from Jenny
Whelan, editor of Checkout.

FINALISTS
Pettit’s SuperValu, St Aidan’s
Martin’s SuperValu Clonmel
Jocye’s Knocknacarra

BEST SEAFOOD

WINNER
Field’s SuperValu, Skibbereen

Pictured are Piotr Wojakowski and Adam Walsh accepting their award from Kevin
Kelly, chairman of Checkout.

FINALISTS
Fresh: The Good Food Market Grand Canal
Nestor’s SuperValu Oranmore
SuperValu Killaloe

BEST FRUIT AND VEG

WINNER
Dano’s SuperValu Mallow

Pictured are Dave Coyle and Lucas Godon accepting their award from Jenny
Whelan, editor of Checkout.

FINALISTS
Garvey’s SuperValu Castleisland
Nally’s SuperValu Trim
O’Connors SuperValu Westport
SuperValu Swords

BEST BAKERY, SPONSORED BY CUSINE DE FRANCE

WINNER
Londis Adare

Pictured is David Moroney from Londis Adare accepting his award from Mark
Hargadon, head of sales at Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland, for Cuisine de France

FINALISTS
SuperValu Ballyconnell
Smith’s SuperValu Kinsale
Joyce’s Headford

BEST FOOD TO GO

WINNER
Fresh: The Good Food Market, Smithfield

Pictured are Derek Dunne, Elena Arotaritei and Stefan Svyba accepting their
award from Jenny Whelan, editor of Checkout.

FINALISTS
Spar Dame St
Mulrooney’s Gala Roscrea
Quish’s SuperValu Ballincollig

BEST DAIRY & CHEESE

WINNER
Quish's SuperValu Ballincollig

Pictured is Cormac Quish accepting his award from Kevin Kelly, chairman of
Checkout.

FINALISTS
Ryan’s SuperValu Grange
SuperValu Sundrive
Buckley’s SuperValu, Mullingar

BEST MULTIPLE/GROUP RETAILER

WINNER
Musgrave

Pictured are Des O’Mahony and Michael Morgan, Musgrave, accepting the award
from Mark Kelly, publisher of European Supermarket Magazine.

BEST BAKERY SUPPLIER

WINNER
Aryzta Food Solutions

Cusine De France. Pictured is Mark Hargadon accepting his award from Pat Murray, Checkout.

FINALISTS
Stafford Bakery Group
Cloverhill Food Ingredients

BEST FRUIT AND VEG SUPPLIER

WINNER
Keelings

Pictured is Felim Cundrum accepting his award from Kevin Kelly, chairman of
Checkout.

FINALISTS
K&K Produce
Keogh’s Potatoes

BEST MEAT SUPPLIER

WINNER
ABP Food Group

Pictured is Jonathan Devitt, business analyst at ABP, and Pat Murray, Checkout.

FINALISTS
Dawn Meats
Moy Park

BEST SEAFOOD SUPPLIER

WINNER
Oceanpath Quality Seafood/Dunn’s of Dublin

Pictured is Ken Ecock accepting his award from Dani Sinnott, Checkout.

FINALISTS
Kish Fish
Morgan Fish

BEST DAIRY SUPPLIER, SPONSORED BY GALA

WINNER
Glanbia

Pictured is Audrey Kelly, fresh, frozen, training and logistics manager, Gala
Retail Services, presenting an award to Gerard McGrath and Tim Ryan, Glanbia.

FINALISTS
Aurivo
Glenisk

BEST FRESH EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER

WINNER
Martin Food & Equipment

Pictured is Chris McGeough accepting his award from Jenny Whelan, editor of
Checkout.

FINALISTS
Astron Engineering
Cross Refrigeration

INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD

Celtech – ab-initio

Pictured are Alan Victory and Darragh Fanning accepting the award from Dani Sinnott, Checkout.

 

Thanks Again To Our Sponsors

Best Large Supermarket, sponsored by Cold Move

Best Local Champion, sponsored by SEL

Best Instore Bakery, sponsored by Cuisine de France

Best Dairy Supplier, sponsored by Gala

Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for next year's  high-profile event. For more details, contact our sales team:

Dani Sinnott, 01 2365 821, [email protected]

Pat Murray, 01 2365 828, [email protected]

Adrian Murphy, 01 2365 830, [email protected]

 

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