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Best In Fresh Awards 2019

   Checkout Best in Fresh Awards 2019 Winners Announced

 

 The Checkout Best in Fresh Awards returned this month, celebrating the best in fresh food retailing.

 The Best in Fresh awards, now in their 13th year, took place in Dublin’s InterContinental Hotel. This year, the event welcomed over 200 of Ireland’s top retailers to a three-course lunch and a host of networking opportunities. Best in Fresh guests ranged from retail veterans to new contenders who were picking up an award for the first time.

"The standard of fresh food retailing that our judges encountered in stores throughout the country this year was outstanding," says Maev Martin, editor, Checkout magazine.

"All businesses that entered this year's Best in Fresh Awards were subjected to a comprehensive mystery shop, and those best performers that went onto the second stage of judging were visited by a team of judges who travelled the country to engage directly with stores.
"What they found was a network of stores that really wear their heart on their sleeve when it comes to fresh, and are continuing to invest in in-store innovation and new concepts to keep customers coming back. Once again, both our winners and finalists have proven that they are among the best in Ireland, as well as in Europe, when it comes to fresh food retailing."

Among the big winners at this year’s event were Croughan's SuperValu Athone which took the award for Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Small Supermarket. the Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Medium Supermarket award went to Garvey’s SuperValu, while the Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Large Supermarket award went to Scally’s of Clonakilty.

Aldi The Glen Waterford took home the award for Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Discounter Store, SuperValu won the Best Fresh Food Retail Chain and the Best in Fresh Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Joe Doyle Donnybrook Fair.

The award for the Freshest Food to Go offering in a Forecourt when to Centra Westland Row, while the Best Local Champion award, sponsored by SEL - Shop Equipment Ltd, was presented to Centra Westland Row.

In addition, six supplier awards were presented, as voted for by the industry, with  Keelings Retail and Cuisine de France among the winners.

This years finalists and winners:

Ireland’s Best Fresh Meat Offering

Finalists

Clarke’s SuperValu, Barna

Dano’s SuperValu, Mallow

Scally’s of Clonakilty

Murphy’s SuperValu, Castletownbere

O’Meara’s SuperValu, Portumna

Winner

Scally’s of Clonakilty

Ireland’s Best Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Offering

Finalists

Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

Clarke’s SuperValu, Barna

Canny & Doherty SuperValu, Carndonagh

Garvey’s SuperValu, Corbally

Quish’s SuperValu, Tramore

Winner

Clarke’s SuperValu, Barna

Ireland’s Freshest Food-to-Go Offering

Finalists

Centra Westland Row

Centra Parnell Street

Quish’s SuperValu, West Village, Ballincollig

SPAR Millennium Walkway

Talty’s MACE Lissycasey

Winner

Centra Westland Row

Excellence in Fresh Food-to-Go in a Forecourt Store

Finalists

King’s Gala, Kiltale

Maxol Dublin, Road Dundalk

Lee’s Centra

Applegreen

Mangan’s Centra, Edenderry

O’Brien’s Centra Mullingar

 Winner

Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk

Ireland’s Best Fresh Fish/Seafood Offering

Finalists

Dano’s SuperValu

Mallow

Field’s SuperValu, Skibbereen

Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

Kavanagh’s SuperValu, Clifden

SuperValu, Castletroy

Winner

Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

Best Fruit and Vegetable Supplier

Finalists

Sam Dennigan and Company

Keogh’s Potatoes

Keelings Retail

Winner

Keelings Retail

Ireland’s Best Dairy Offering

Finalists

Joyce’s Headford

Joyce’s Knocknacarra

Quish’s SuperValu, West Village, Ballincollig

SPAR Glasthule

Croughan’s SuperValu, Athlone

Winner 

Quish’s SuperValu

West Village

Ballincollig

Ireland’s Best Fresh Food Offering in a Deli Area

Finalists

Pettitt’s SuperValu, Gorey

Field’s SuperValu, Skibbereen

Joyce’s Oranmore

O’Gorman’s SuperValu, Kingscourt

Smith’s SuperValu, Navan

Winner

Joyce’s, Oranmore

Ireland’s Best Meat Supplier

Finalists

Manor Farm

Kepak

Waldron Meats

Winner

Waldron Meats

Ireland’s Best Bakery Offering

Sponsored by

Cuisine de France

Finalists

Kavanagh’s SuperValu

Buncrana

McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny

Ryan’s SuperValu, Grange

SuperValu Castletroy

Croughan’s SuperValu, Athlone

Winner

McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny

Most Creative Fresh Food Retail Outlet

Finalists

McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny

Joyce’s, Knocknacarra

SPAR, Millennium Walkway

Mulrooney’s Gala, Roscrea

Centra, Westland Row

Winner

Mulrooney’s Gala, Roscrea

Best Bakery Supplier

Finalists

Cuisine de France

Clover Hill, Food Ingredients

Golden Bake

Winner

Cuisine de France

Best Presentation of Fresh Food

Finalists

Centra Parnell Street

Ryan’s SuperValu, Glanmire

Dano’s SuperValu, Mallow

Scally’s of Clonakilty

Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

Winner

Dano’s SuperValu, Mallow

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Discounter Store

Finalists

Aldi Castlebar

Aldi Newlands Cross

Aldi The Glen, Waterford

Aldi Wilton

Winner

Aldi The Glen, Waterford

Best Local Champion, Sponsored by SEL

Finalists

Joyce’s Headford

Quish’s SuperValu, Tramore

MACE Cootehill

Winner

Quish’s SuperValu, Tramore

Best Seafood Supplier

Finalists

Oceanpath/Dunn’s of Dublin

Union Hall, Smoked Fish

Morgan’s Fine Fish

Winner

Oceanpath/Dunn’s of Dublin

Best Non-Affiliated Fresh Food Retailer

Finalists

Joyce’s Oranmore

JC’s Supermarket, Swords

Joyce’s Knocknacarra

Winner

JC’s Supermarket, Swords

Best Dairy Supplier, Sponsored by Gala Retail

Finalists

Aurivo Consumer Foods

Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland

Clóna Dairy Products

Winner

Aurivo Consumer Foods

Ireland’s Best Deli Supplier

Cremona Foods

Carroll’s of Tullamore

Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies

Winner

Carroll’s of Tullamore

Best Customer Service

Finalists

Griffin’s Londis

KCR

Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk

SPAR Glasthule

MACE, Cootehill

SPAR, Custom House Square

Winner

MACE Cootehill

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Convenience Store

Finalists

Cross’ Centra, Hazelmere

Griffin’s Londis, Fonthill

Scally’s Centra, Arden Road

SPAR, Millennium Walkway

SPAR, Little Island

Winner 

SPAR Millennium Walkway

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Forecourt Store

Finalists

King’s Gala Ballylynan

Talty’s MACE, Lissycasey

Mulrooney’s Gala Roscrea

O’Brien’s Centra Mullingar

Daybreak Dungarvan

Winner 

Talty’s MACE Lissycasey

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Small Supermarket

Finalists

Daly’s SuperValu Greystones

Croughan’s SuperValu Athlone

Leavy’s Centra, Tullamore

Scally’s Centra, Arden Road

SPAR Merrion Row

Winner

Croughan’s SuperValu Athlone

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Medium Supermarket

Sponsored by

Invest Northern Ireland

Finalists

McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny

Joyce’s Oranmore

Garvey’s SuperValu, Corbally

O’Gorman’s SuperValu Kingscourt

Quish’s SuperValu Tramore

Winner

Garvey’s SuperValu Corbally

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Large Supermarket

Finalists

Garvey’s SuperValu

Tralee

JC’s Supermarket

Swords

McInerney’s SuperValu, Loughrea

Scally’s of Clonakilty

Smith’s SuperValu Navan

Winner:

Scally’s of Clonakilty

Best Fresh Food Retail Chain

SuperValu

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Doyle

Donnybrook Fair

 

 

 

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ENTRIES FOR 2020

Please note: if you missed the opportunity to enter this year's awards, to avoid disappointment you can now enter Checkout’s 2020 Best in Fresh awards.

CLOSING DATE:

The closing date for entries is February 23, 2020.

COST OF ENTRY:

There are two entry options:

The cost of entry per store is €100+VAT.

For those entrants who would like to enter their store and also receive a copy of their mystery shopper report, the fee is €150+VAT.

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