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Best In Fresh Awards Acknowledge Ireland’s Best Retailers

Published on Jun 7 2016 11:07 AM in Events tagged: Trending Posts / Checkout Best in Fresh Awards

Best In Fresh Awards Acknowledge Ireland’s Best Retailers

More than 250 retailers attended the annual Checkout Best in Fresh Awards at The Shelbourne Hotel, the only awards ceremony to recognise excellence in fresh produce retailing.

The awards, now in their tenth year, 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 Dingle, which took the award for Best Large Supermarket, while Best Medium Supermarket went to Tesco Park Pointe and Rushe’s SuperValu Killiney won the Best Small Supermarket Award.

The Best Forecourt honour went to Topaz City Avenue in Citywest, while Best Convenience Store was presented to Centra O’Connell St in Limerick.

“The stores acknowledged at the Checkout Best in Fresh Awards are the real standard bearers when it comes to excellence in fresh produce retailing,” said Checkout editor in chief Stephen Wynne-Jones.

“When it comes to fresh produce, the bar continues to be raised, and those retailers rewarded here today can truly be said to be amongst the best in Ireland, as well as in Europe.”

Other award winners at this year’s event included Applegreen, which was presented with the Best Multiple/Group Retailer award following its strongest annual performance to date; Lidl, which was named the Best Discount Retailer; and GS1 Ireland, which was awarded the Checkout Best in Fresh Industry Innovator award for its work on food traceability.

Commenting on its award, Mike Byrne, chief executive of GS1 Ireland said: "We are delighted to receive the Checkout Industry Innovator award for 2016. We greatly appreciate that the award recognises how GS1 Ireland has worked over a number of years with manufacturers, brand-owners and retailers to help them implement world-class traceability standards through the use of our barcodes and solutions. We are also proud of the role we have played in helping businesses to minimise the impact and cost incurred in the event of a product recall, either of their own or of their suppliers’ products.

“Building on this work, in the past year GS1 Ireland launched its fTrace solution to support companies wishing to provide customers with traceability data directly to the “palm of their hands” via their smart phones.  Solutions such as fTrace bridge the gap between digital and instore product information while also supporting traceability and safe, reliable food chains”.

In addition, six supplier awards were presented, as voted for by the industry, with Glanbia Consumer Foods, Carroll’s, K&K Produce and Aryzta Food Solutions among the winners.

A full list of winners and finalists is featured below, while photos of the event can be found here.

© 2016 - Checkout Magazine

 

CHECKOUT BEST IN FRESH 2016: FULL LIST OF WINNERS

LARGE SUPERMARKET, SPONSORED BY COLD MOVE
WINNER

Garvey's SuperValu Dingle

FINALISTS

SuperValu Swords
Scally's SuperValu Clonakilty
SuperValu Blackrock

MEDIUM SUPERMARKET, SPONSORED BY INVEST NORTHERN IRELAND
WINNER

Tesco Park Pointe

FINALISTS

Ryan's SuperValu Grange
SuperValu Carndonagh
Eurospar Kilkenny

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

Rushe's SuperValu Killiney

FINALISTS

Nagle's Eurospar Bruff
Ryan's SuperValu Kilmallock
Costcutter Birr

FORECOURT
WINNER

Topaz City Avenue

FINALISTS

Talty's Mace Lisseycasey
Applegreen Paulstown
Londis KCR

CONVENIENCE STORE
WINNER

Centra O'Connell St, Limerick

FINALISTS

Costcutter Dorset St
Fresh The Good Food Market Camden St
Kavanagh's Spar Ennis

BEST DISCOUNT RETAILER
WINNER

Lidl

MOST CREATIVE RETAILER
WINNER

Spar Merrion Row

FINALISTS

Mulrooney's Gala, Roscrea
Joyce's Knocknacarra
Mace Dry Arch Bonagee

BEST PRESENTATION
WINNER

Fresh: The Good Food Market, Grand Canal

FINALISTS

Tarpey's SuperValu, Cavan
SuperValu Lucan
McInerney's SuperValu Loughrea
Maxol Mace Maynooth

 

BEST NON-AFFILIATED STORE
WINNER

Joyce's Supermarket Knocknacarra

FINALISTS

Fresh: The Good Food Market, Grand Canal
Joyce's Supermarket, Headford
Cosgrave's - The Butcher Shop

 

LOCAL CHAMPION
WINNER

Pettitt's SuperValu St Aidan's

FINALISTS

Kavanagh's SuperValu Ballybofey
Meehan's Maxol Mace Tuam
Quish's SuperValu Tramore

 

BEST DELI
WINNER

Joyce's Knocknacarra

FINALISTS

Skelly's Costcutter Virginia
Spar Merrion Row
SuperValu Blackrock

 

BEST MEAT
WINNER

McKevitt's Costcutter, Thurles

FINALISTS

Tesco Bloomfields
Joyce's Supermarket, Headford
Quish's SuperValu Tramore

 

BEST SEAFOOD
WINNER

Scally's SuperValu Clonakilty

FINALISTS

O'Connor's SuperValu Westport
McInerney's SuperValu Loughrea
SuperValu Swords

 

BEST FRUIT AND VEG
WINNER

Garvey's SuperValu Dingle

FINALISTS

SuperValu Swords
Pettitt's SuperValu St Aidan's
McInerney's SuperValu Loughrea

 

BEST BAKERY
WINNER

Londis Adare

FINALISTS

SuperValu Killester
Buckley's SuperValu Mullingar
Barry Collins SuperValu Carrigaline

Murphy's Gala Kanturk

 

BEST FOOD TO GO
WINNER

Harkin's Gala, Ballybofey

FINALISTS

Topaz City Avenue
Spar Merrion Row
Sharkey's Spar Express, Tuam

 

BEST DAIRY & CHEESE
WINNER

Quish's SuperValu Ballincollig

FINALISTS

Twomey's SuperValu Deansgrange
SuperValu Knocklyon
Tesco Extra Maynooth

 

BEST MULTIPLE/GROUP RETAILER
WINNER

Applegreen

 

BEST BAKERY SUPPLIER, SPONSORED BY GALA
WINNER

Aryzta Food Solutions

FINALISTS

O'Brien Ingredients
Cloverhill Food Ingredients

 

BEST FRUIT AND VEG SUPPLIER
WINNER

K&K Produce

FINALISTS

Keelings
Donnelly Fruit & Veg

 

BEST MEAT SUPPLIER
WINNER

Carroll's

FINALISTS

Kepak
Templetuohy Foods

 

BEST SEAFOOD SUPPLIER
WINNER

Albatross Seafoods

FINALISTS

Morgans Fine Fish
Oceanpath Quality Seafood

 

BEST DAIRY SUPPLIER
WINNER

Glanbia Consumer Foods

FINALISTS

Glenisk
Clóna Dairy Products

 

BEST FRESH EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER
WINNER

Avery Berkel

FINALISTS

Apex Controls
Martin Food & Equipment

 

INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD

GS1 Ireland

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