Retail Excellence Ireland has announced the winners of its 2016 Retail Excellence Ireland Awards, in association with Barclaycard. The 2016 Awards drew more finalists than ever before, with new categories including Ireland’s Friendliest Place Award and the Irish Consumer Choice Award, the latter incorporating a public vote.
Among the winners were Greenacres in Wexford Town, for the National Store of the Year & Specialist Food/Wine Store of the Year 2017 award and Applegreen in Wickow, for the Forecourt of the Year 2017 award.
It was also a good year for Supervalu at the award, with Smith’s Supervalu in Cork claiming the Supermarket of the Year 2017 award.
The Consumer Choice Award was bestowed on Scally’s Supervalu in Clonakilty, which has also been a winner in Checkout's Best in Fresh Awards in every year it has run.
Commenting on the night Lynn Drumgoole, Director of Communications at Retail Excellence Ireland stated “We are delighted to award the very best in retail all of whom have shown a commitment to meeting and exceeding customer expectations as well as innovation in store and in service delivery. We are particularly pleased that across all of our categories of awards Irish retailers, both big and small, competed to deliver that exceptional standard of service to customers regardless of their size.’
The Awards celebrated the best in Irish retail across stores, people, managers and team members, ecommerce and social media. This year’s Friendliest Place Award saw County Councils and Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) from around the country nominate their towns and villages for the award.
The Awards were presented on Saturday evening (November 5) by Hector Ó hEochagáin. The sell-out event was attended by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor and more than 500 Irish retail industry executives.
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