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Winners Announced At This Year’s Checkout Best In Fresh Awards

Published on Jul 4 2018 12:50 PM

Winners Announced At This Year’s Checkout Best In Fresh Awards

The Checkout Best In Fresh Awards took place on Tuesday 3 July at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, where over 250 of the top Irish retailers convened from around the country for the industries fresh food retailing awards.

The Best In Fresh Awards are Ireland’s leading industry awards for fresh food retailing. The awards celebrate the best retail suppliers, retail chains and also the individual stores that excel in fresh food retailing.

The Awards are open to all retail groups and independent retailers, including multiples, symbols, discounters and non-affiliated stores.

The Checkout Best In Fresh Awards 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 Fresh The Good Food Market, Camden Street, Dublin which took the award for Excellence In Fresh Food Retailing In A Convenience Store, the Best Fresh Food Retail Chain award went to Tesco Ireland, while the Best in Fresh Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Peter Caviston of Caviston’s Food Emporium.

The award for the Freshest Food to Go offering in a Forecourt when to Maxol Ballycoolin Services, while the Best Local Champion award, sponsored by SEL - Shop Equipment Ltd, was presented to Scally’s Of Clonakilty.

“The stores that we acknowledge at the Checkout Best In Fresh Awards are world class operators when it comes to fresh food retailing,” said Checkout editor Maev Martin.

“Once again, both our winners and finalists have raised the bar when it comes to fresh produce, and have proven that they are among the best in Ireland, as well as in Europe.”

In addition, six supplier awards were presented, as voted for by the industry, with BWG National Distribution Centre, Astron Engineering, and Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland among the winners.

A full list of award winners is featured below. For photos and additional information, contact [email protected]

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Checkouts Best In Fresh, 2018 Winners

 

BEST FRESH LOGISTICS/ SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATION

 

WINNER

BWG National Distribution Centre

 

BEST LOCAL CHAMPION SPONSORED BY SEL (SHOP EQUIPMENT LIMITED)

 

WINNER

Scally’s Of Clonakilty

 

FINALISTS

Joyce’s Supermarket Headford

Field’s SuperValu Skibbereen

Garvey’s SuperValu Tralee

O’Connor’s SuperValu Westport

 

 

BEST NON-AFFILIATED FRESH FOOD RETAILER

 

WINNER

Joyce’s Supermarket Athenry

 

FINALISTS

Fresh The Good Food Market Smithfield

Fresh The Good Food Market Grand Canal

Joyce’s Supermarket Headford

 

 

BEST PRESENTATION OF FRESH FOOD

 

WINNER

Garvey’s SuperValu Tralee

 

FINALIST

Pettitt’s SuperValu St Aidan’s

Smith’s SuperValu Navan

Griffin’s Londis KCR

Canny And Doherty SuperValu Carndonagh

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN FRESH FOOD RETAILING IN A CONVENIENCE STORE

 

WINNER

Fresh The Good Food Market Camden Street

 

FINALISTS

Gala Hegarty's Carlow

Filan's Centra Castle St

Talty Mace Lissycasey

Casey's Londis Renmore Galway

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN FRESH FOOD RETAILING IN A DISCOUNTER STORE

 

WINNER

Aldi Cobh

 

FINALISTS

Lidl Bantry

Lidl Main Road Tallaght

Aldi Newlands Cross

Aldi Sallynoggin

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN FRESH FOOD RETAILING IN A FORECOURT STORE

 

WINNER

Garvey’s Centra Newcastle West

 

FINALISTS

Mulrooney’s Gala Roscrea

Texaco Spar Fermoy

McClafferty EUROSPAR Gortahork

Byrne’s Spar Caherslee

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN FRESH FOOD RETAILING IN A LARGE SUPERMARKET,

SPONSORED BY COLD MOVE

 

WINNER

Garvey’s SuperValu Tralee

 

FINALISTS

Scally’s Of Clonakilty

Quish’s SuperValu West End Ballincollig

SuperValu Palmerstown

Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN FRESH FOOD RETAILING IN A MEDIUM SUPERMARKET,

SPONSORED BY INVEST NI

 

WINNER

Murphy’s SuperValu Castletownbere

 

FINALISTS

Quish’s Supermarket Tramore

Canny And Doherty SuperValu Carndonagh (Co Donegal)

Ryan’s SuperValu Grange

McCarthy's EUROSPAR Kilkenny

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN FRESH FOOD RETAILING IN A SMALL SUPERMARKET

 

WINNER

Ryan’s SuperValu Killmallock

 

FINALISTS

Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy

Fresh The Good Food Market Grand Canal Dock

O Gorman's SuperValu

Centra Maugheraboy

 

 

FORECOURT BEST FOOD TO GO OFFERING

 

WINNER

Maxol Ballycoolin Services

 

FINALISTS

O’Shea’s Gala

Maxol Ballycoolin Services

Maxol Straffan Road, Maynooth

Byrne’s Spar Caherslee

Applegreen Tuam Road

 

BEST DAIRY SUPPLIER SPONSORED BY GALA

 

WINNER

Aurivo Consumer Foods

 

FINALISTS

Glenilen Farm

Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland

Aurivo Consumer Foods

Everest Granola

 

IRELAND FRESHEST FOOD TO GO OFFERING

 

WINNER

Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire

 

FINALISTS

Fresh The Good Food Market Smithfield

Murphy’s SuperValu Castletownbere

Quish’s SuperValu Ballincollig

Mace Drogheda

 

 

IRELAND’S BEST BAKERY OFFERING SPONSORED BY ARYZTA FOOD SOLUTIONS IRELAND

 

WINNER

Talty Mace Lissycasey

 

FINALISTS

Centra Bishopstown

Kane & McCartney Supervalu Killester

Tesco Swords

Smith’s SuperValu Monksland

 

IRELAND’S BEST DAIRY OFFERING

 

WINNER

Quish’s SuperValu Ballincollig

 

FINALISTS

Garvey’s SuperValu Castleisland

Griffin’s Londis KCR

Rushe’s SuperValu Killiney

Rushe’s SuperValu Naas

 

IRELAND’S BEST FRESH FISH/ SEAFOOD OFFERING

 

WINNER

Tarpey’s SuperValu Cavan

 

FINALISTS

O’Meara's SuperValu

Murphy’s SuperValu Castletownbere

Quish’s SuperValu Tramore East

Field’s SuperValu Skibbereen

 

 

IRELAND’S BEST FRESH FOOD OFFERING IN A DELI AREA

 

WINNER

Joyce’s Supermarket Athenry

 

FINALISTS

Scally’s Of Clonakilty

Daly’s SuperValu Killarney

Casey’s Londis Limerick

SPAR Custom House Square

 

 

IRELAND’S BEST FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE OFFERING

 

WINNER

Dano’s SuperValu Mallow

 

FINALISTS

O Gorman's SuperValu

McInerney’s SuperValu Loughrea

Daly’s SuperValu Greystones

McCarthy's EUROSPAR Kilkenny

 

IRELAND’S BEST FRESH MEAT OFFERING

 

WINNER

Smith’s SuperValu Navan

 

FINALISTS

Wallace’s SuperValu

Pettitt’s SuperValu St Aidan’s (Co Wexford)

Dano’s SuperValu Mallow

McInerneny’s SuperValu Loughrea

 

MOST CREATIVE FRESH FOOD RETAIL OUTLET

 

WINNER

Joyce’s Supermarket Knocknacarra

 

FINALISTS

Scally’s Of Clonakilty

Fresh The Good Food Market Smithfield

Joyce’s Supermarket Athenry

Wallace’s SuperValu

Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for next year's high-profile event. For more details, contact our sales team:

Dani Sinnott, 01 2365 821, [email protected]

Pat Murray, 01 2365 828, [email protected]

Adrian Murphy, 01 2365 830, [email protected]

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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