C-Store Awards 2018 winners announced: Spar Parkwest is Ireland’s Best Convenience Store

More than 400 honoured guests from Ireland’s grocery retail and FMCG industry gathered at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel on Wednesday 28 November for the 2018 C-Store Awards. More than 40 awards were presented on the night, including those for Convenience Store of the Year, Forecourt Retailer of the Year, Convenience champion 2018 and more!

The full compliment of awards, winners and presenters is below; to download images, please click here.

Bronze: SPAR Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal – Marian McGarrigle, Annette Tobin and Mark Hargadon, sales director, ARYZTA Food Solutions

Silver: Casey’s Londis, Athlone Road, Co. Roscommon – Jim McCausland, Jim Casey and Alan McDermott with Mark Hargadon, sales director, ARYZTA Food Solutions

Winner: Wallace Costcutter, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford – Ger Cruise, with Mark Hargadon, sales director, ARYZTA Food Solutions

BEST PHONE ACCESSORY DISPLAY

Sponsored by SmartBits

Winner: Maxol/Mace, Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12 – Thomas Ennis with Dean Kearns, operations director, SmartBits

BEST C-STORE OFF-LICENCE 2018

Sponsored by Gilbeys

Winner: Cosgrove’s Centra, Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo – Dean Gaffney and Des Cosgrove with Marilyn Egan, Santa Rita/Gilbeys

BEST NEWS DEPARTMENT

Sponsored by The Irish Mail on Sunday

Londis St. James’s Hospital, The Concourse, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8 – Seamus Griffin, with Michael Curran, sales manager, The Irish Mail on Sunday

BEST FRESH & CHILLED RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Invest NI

Winner: McDermott’s Gala, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick – John McDermott with Jen Guiney, food business development manager, Invest NI

BEST SOLID FUEL RETAILER

Sponsored by Bord na Mona

Winner: Spar Tipperary Town Plaza, Limerick Road, Co Tipperary – Paudie Byrne and Stef Thornton with Brian Keogh, commercial manager, Bord na Mona

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Sponsored by Payzone

Winner: Daybreak Clerihan, Clerihan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary – Andrew Boyle, Trina Hand and Dean Hand with Hayley Flood, customer experience manager, Payzone

 

BEST COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

Sponsored by Stationmaster

Winner: McKenna’s Centra/Circle K, Ballymacarry Lower, Buncrana, Co. Donegal – Ciarán McKenna and Danielle McKenna with Damien Emerson, director, Station Master

NATIONAL LOTTERY STORE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The National Lottery

Winner: Bergin’s Food Fair, Parnell Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary – Gilian Bergin and Seamus Bergin with Paul Thomas, sales manager, Premier Lotteries Ireland (L) and Niall Andrews, sales director, Premier Lotteries Ireland

BEST NEW C-STORE CONCEPT/OFFERING

Sponsored by Kepak

Winner: Cosgrove’s Centra, Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo – Dean Gaffney and Des Cosgrove with Quintin Kelly, business development manager, Kepak

BEST IMPULSE OFFERING

Sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Winner: XL NUIG, Arasna Macleinn, Galway City – accepted by Val O’Meara, with Nikki Murran, head of grocery retail recruitment, Excel Recruitment

CUISINE DE FRANCE BAKERY AWARD

Sponsored by Cuisine de France

Winner: Londis, Dock Road, Co. Limerick – Gerry Casey, with Eric Nolan of ARYZTA Food Solutions

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Winner: JBM|MERIT epos solutions – Margaret Jordan, Greg Karfakis and Suzanne Cleary with Owen Clifford, head of retail convenience, Bank of Ireland

BEST NEW PRODUCT

Sponsored by Spar

Winner: Fulfil Hazelnut Whip – Orla O’Brien and Catherine Hayes with Colin Donnelly, sales director, Spar

BEST MARKETING 2018

Sponsored by Mace

Winner: Heineken 0.0 – David Farragher and Lauren West with John Tully, regional manager, Mace

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Colm Fitzsimons, national development manager, XL

Winner: Coca Cola

WINE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by the Barry Group

Winner: Santa Rita – Marilyn Egan with Jim Barry, MD, the Barry Group

BEST SUPPLIER 2018 

Sponsored by Gala

 

Winner: ARYZTA Food Solutions Ireland – Phil Campbell, Keith O’Sullivan and Kevin Fitzgerald with Billy Massey, retail operations manager, Gala

CONVENIENCE CHAMPION 2018

Sponsored by EIQA

Winner: John Moane, with Irene Collins, MD, EIQA

BEST NEW FOOD & DRINK START-UP

Sponsored by Centra

Winner: Absolute Nutrition – Jo Davey and James Davey with Dan Curtin, sales director, Centra

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (SMALL)

Sponsored by SeaChange

Bronze: O’Shea’s Gala, Texaco Service station, Tralee, Co. Kerry – Mary O’Shea

Silver: McDermott’s Gala Patrickswell, Limerick – John McDermott

Winner: Casey’s Londis/ Circle K, Castlebar, Mayo – Gerry Casey, Aiden Casey and Katy Casey

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (LARGE)

Sponsored by SeaChange

Bronze: Casey’s Londis, Athlone Road, Roscommon – Jim Casey, Jim McCausland and Alan McCorr with Orla Mattingley, operations manager, SeaChange

Silver: M3 Maxol, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 – Kalman Mezei and Liam Boyd with Orla Mattingley, operations manager, SeaChange

Winner: Tobin’s Spar/Circle K, Letterkenny, Donegal – Annette Tobin, Rose Marie McDonnell and Marian McGonigle with Orla Mattingley, operations manager, SeaChange

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE (under 1,500 sq ft)

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, The National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail,

Winner: Spar Parkwest, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12 – David and Shirley Bagenall with Mark Hargadon, sales director, ARYZTA Food Solutions

Silver: XL Sallynoggin, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin – Faizul Chishty and Linda Steele with Mark Hargadon, ARYZTA Food Solutions

Bronze: McCleary’s Londis, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan – Brendan McCleary,  Eileen Conley and Peter Toland with Mark Hargadon, ARYZTA Food Solutions

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE (1,500-2,500 sq ft)

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, The National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail

Bronze: Kearns Centra, Caltragh, Co. Sligo – Niall Kearns, Donna Willis and Dean Cairns with David Vaz, circulation manager, DMG Media

Silver: Cuddihy’s Centra, Ashford, Co. Wicklow – Ian Cuddihy, Liz Cuddihy, Ruthanne Kelso, Penny Brady with David Vaz, circulation manager, DMG Media

Winner: Tigh Dhurcáin (Durkin’s) Costcutter, An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann, Co. Galway – Ciaran Durkin with David Vaz, circulation manager, DMG Media and Jim Barry, the Barry Group

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE (2,500-4,000 sq ft)

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, The National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail

Bronze: Londis Castleknock, Dublin 15 – Jonathan Gillan with Dermot Griffin, CEO, Premier Lotteries Ireland

Silver: SPAR Millennium Walkway, Upper Abbey St, Dublin – Miko Kojaanovic and Linda Alionyte with Dermot Griffin, CEO, Premier Lotteries Ireland

Winner: Spar Little Island, Eastgate Business Park, Co. Cork with Dermot Griffin, CEO, Premier Lotteries Ireland

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE (4,000+ sq ft)

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, The National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail

Bronze:  Doherty’s Costcutter, Ballybofey, Co Donegal – Susan Doherty, George Doherty with Gillian Hamill, editor, ShelfLife magazine

 

Silver: Donovan’s Centra, Greenfield SC, Maynooth, Co. Kildare – Mary Donovan and William Donovan with Gillian Hamill, editor, ShelfLife magazine

Winner: Cosgrove’s Centra, Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo – Steven McGuiness,  Des Cosgrove, Martha Cosgrove and Dean Gaffney with Gillian Hamill, editor, ShelfLife magazine

SUPREME AWARD: NATIONAL CONVENIENCE STORE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, The National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail

Spar Parkwest, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12 – David and Shirley Bagenall with Mark Hargadon, Sales Director, Aryzta, Paul Henderson, CEO DMG Media, Dermot Griffin, CEO Premier Lotteries

The 2019 ShelfLife C-store Awards will be held on November 27th.

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