C-Store Awards 2017 Winners

Filan’s Centra, winners of National Convenience Store of the Year 2017, with David Vaz of the Daily Mail


Filan’s Centra of Castle Street, Sligo was named National Convenience Store of the Year at the 2017 National C-Store Awards, which took place in Dublin’s Royal Marine Hotel on Wednesday night.

Ireland’s top retailers and brands gathered at Dublin’s Royal Marine Hotel on the night of Wednesday 22nd to attend the prestigious ceremony. Now in its 17th year, the C-Store Awards are the only comprehensive and independently judged business accolades for the convenience store sector. Once again, the event’s platinum sponsors were Cuisine de France, Irish Daily Mail and the National Lottery.

Together with returning master of ceremonies Marty Whelan, ShelfLife welcomed more than 400 guests from across the industry. A total of 29 awards were presented, celebrating the industry’s finest stores and people in a diverse range of categories.

These included a special presentation of the Convenience Champion of the Year 2017, which was awarded to Gus O’Hara. A former past President of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA), Gus O’Hara currently serves as Executive Officer 2017/2018. A veteran Dublin retailer, he has been active for many years in representing the needs of his fellow retailers and supporting local community initiatives.

“There are a number of very important highlights from this year’s awards scheme,” ShelfLife publisher John McDonald said on the night. “Standards have improved across the board, and there was a discernible percentage increase in the average score of all stores that entered.

“This year the competition to sit at the top table was fierce,” he continued. “Standards are up across the board and the ultimate winner is the shopper who gets an increasingly strong and sophisticated retail experience at his local convenience store.”

Check out this year’s winners on shelflfie.ie as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. All of the winners will also feature on this website and in the next edition of ShelflLife magazine.

On behalf of our sponsors and the team at ShelfLife, we thank everyone for their participation and congratulate all of our winners.

The winners at Ireland’s Convenience Store of the Year 2017

Filan’s Centra, winners of National Convenience Store of the Year 2017, with David Vaz of the Daily Mail


As Ireland’s only independently-judged awards programme for the C-Store sector, the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards are the most coveted accolades in the convenience store business.

Across each of the entry categories, the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards recognise and reward best practice in retailing in all its key areas of operation.

The glittering gala awards dinner took place in the luxury 4 star Royal Marine Hotel Dublin on November 22nd.

On behalf of our sponsors and the team at ShelfLife, we wish to thank all of those that took part.

The full list of awards and winners:

BEST FOOD TO GO DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France

Casey’s Londis/Topaz, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

BEST CAR ACCESSORY SECTION 2017 // Sponsored by Station Master

Topaz, City Avenue, Citywest, Dublin 24.

BEST C-STORE OFF-LICENCE 2017 // Sponsored by Blossom Hill

McGloin’s Gala, Foxford, Co. Mayo

BEST NEWS DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by Irish Mail on Sunday

XL Newsagents, Eyre Square, Co. Galway

BEST FRESH & CHILLED DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife

Spar Parkwest, Dublin 12

BEST SOLID FUEL RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by Bord na Móna

Londis/Topaz, Grange, Co. Sligo

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Payzone

Top Oil/Daybreak Service Station, Co. Monaghan

BEST SPORTS & PROTEIN OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Fulfil

Applegreen Swords, Mountgorry, Co. Dublin

BEST COMMUNITY INITIATIVE 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife.ie

Griffins Londis, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

NATIONAL LOTTERY RETAIL STORE OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by National Lottery

Dungarvan Topaz/Daybreak, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

BEST NEW C-STORE CONCEPT/OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Postpoint

Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

BEST IMPULSE OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Spar, Tipperary Town Plaza, Co. Tipperary

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife

JBM Merit

BEST NEW CONVENIENCE STORE PRODUCT LAUNCH 2017 // Sponsored by Spar

Cadbury Roundies

BEST C-STORE MARKETING OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by Leaders Enterprises

Fulfil

CONVENIENCE STORE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by XL

Coca-Cola

C-STORE WINE OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by Barry Group

Santa Rita

C-STORE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2017 // ARYZTA Food Solutions Ireland

Sponsored by Gala Retail Services

CONVENIENCE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by EIQA

Gus O’Hara

BEST START-UP AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Centra

NutriQuick

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (SMALL) 2017 // Sponsored by Seachange

Runner-up: Maxol Mace, Westport

Winner: Maxol Mace, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (LARGE) 2017 // Sponsored by Seachange

Runner-up: Applegreen Wicklow

Joint Winners: O’Brien’s Costcutter/Amber, Bishopstown, Cork City AND Topaz Dublin Port

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – under 1,500 sq. ft. 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Runner-up: Spar Gourmet, Baggot Street

Winner: Filan’s Centra, 25 Castle Street, Sligo

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 1,500-2,500 sq. ft. 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: SPAR, Custom House Square, IFSC, Dublin 1

Runner-up: Byrne’s Londis, Aughrim

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. 2017 //Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: Texaco/Spar, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Runner-up: Centra Go Fuels Ballyshannon

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 4,000+ sq. ft. 2017 / /Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

Runner-up: Costcutter Bealadangan

CUISINE DE FRANCE BAKERY AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France

Costcutter, Taylors Lane, Dublin 16

 

SUPREME CHAMPION AWARD WINNER NATIONAL CONVENIENCE STORE WINNER 2017 //Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: Filan’s Centra, Sligo


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