Leading product and service providers to the retail sector have been honoured at the inaugural Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards, which took place at the Radisson Blu Golden Lane, Dublin 8.
The event paid tribute to the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Irish retail sector; suppliers that are fundamental to the success of the industry, in areas such as shop equipment, packaging, merchandising, software development, cleaning, security, recruitment, third party logistics and fleet management.
The top award of the afternoon, for Retail Solution of the Year, was presented to AIB Merchant Services for its ‘Clover’ electronic point-of-sale solution.
In addition, two awards were presented to retailers, for excellence in store development: Lidl Gorey, in County Wexford, won the Best New Store Build category, while Garvey's SuperValu Dingle took the prize for Best Store Redesign.
Around 150 top level executives from across the industry were present for the gala Awards Lunch, which saw awards presented in 13 categories. Comedian Oliver Callan was also on hand to entertain guests. The awards were judged by a panel of 15 of the country’s top independent grocers.
A full list of winners and finalists can be found below.
CHECKOUT NATIONAL RETAIL SUPPLIER AWARDS
Best Packaging Design Services Provider
Smurfit Kappa Ireland
Best Security Provider
Best Software Solutions Provider
Best Recruitment Provider
Best Commercial Vehicle/Fleet Management Supplier
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Ford Commercial Vehicles
Best Cleaning & Hygiene Services Provider
Bunzl Irish Merchants
Best Store Redesign
Garvey's SuperValu Dingle
Best New Store Build
Maxol Mace Dundalk
Best Shop Equipment Supplier
Best In-Store Merchandising Provider
FMI - Field Management Ireland
Best POS Equipment Supplier
DIGI Systems Ireland
Best Third Party Logistics Supplier
DHL Supply Chain (Ireland) Limited
BWG Foods National Distribution Centre
Retail Innovation Of The Year
AIB Merchant Services: Clover
CBE FutaTill EPOS Solution
BOI Payment Acceptance