Subscribe Login
Retail

Scally’s SuperValu Wins International Award For Its Autism Friendly Initiatives

Scally’s SuperValu has won a major international award for its autism-friendly initiatives at the 2019 IGD Awards, which recently took place at the Tobacco Dock, London.

The Clonakilty based store was named winner in the Diversity & Inclusion category at the awards which 'celebrate the best of the global food and consumer goods industry' at the gala event.

As part of SuperValu’s autism-friendly shopping programme, the Co.Cork store has provided specialised training to staff and organised autism-friendly shopping nights in the store.

“Winning this award demonstrates that by working together with our customers and the local community in Clonakilty to introduce autism-friendly initiatives, we can make a real, positive difference to people’s lives,” said Eugene Scally, Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty.

Autism-Friendly Shopping Programme

SuperValu’s autism programme is part of its commitment to building sustainable communities across Ireland. Following on from the launch of its in-store autism-friendly initiatives, last year, Scally’s worked together with autism charity AsIAm and other local businesses in the Cork town to gain recognition for Clonakilty as Ireland’s first autism-friendly town.

Scally’s innovative approach to inclusion has led to 10 other towns in Ireland becoming autism-friendly and 90 other SuperValu stores offering tailored services for people with autism.

The IGD Diversity & Inclusion Award win follows Scally’s SuperValu winning two categories at the Best in Fresh awards, where the store was recognised for Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Large Supermarket and for Ireland’s Best Fresh Meat Offering.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

Stay Connected With Our Weekly Newsletter

Processing your request...

Thanks! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Enjoy full access to Checkout Magazine, our weekly email news digest, access to all website and app content, and the latest digital magazine for a full 30 days.
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Enjoy full access to Checkout Magazine, our weekly email news digest, access to all website and app content, and the latest digital magazine for a full 30 days.
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days