Spar / Texaco, Junction 14, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare named Convenience Store of the Year at ShelfLife C-Store Awards 2021

Exceptional standards of Ireland’s convenience store sector celebrated at national industry event

Friday, 11 March 2022: Spar / Texaco, Junction 14 in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare has been named National Convenience Store of the Year 2021, beating off stiff competition to scoop the ultimate accolade at the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards 2021.  

Following another challenging year for Ireland’s convenience retail sector on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic, ShelfLife was once again delighted to celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s exceptional convenience stores in true style with our return to an in-person event last night.

The country’s top retailers and brands gathered at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire to attend the prestigious ceremony. Held in association with Cuisine de France and The National Lottery, the ShelfLife C-Store Awards – now in their 20th year – are the only comprehensive and independently judged business accolades for the convenience store sector. 

Together with returning master of ceremonies Marty Whelan, ShelfLife welcomed 330 guests from across the industry. Awards were presented across 24 categories in total, celebrating the industry’s finest stores, people and brands in a diverse range of areas.

Our Gallery of Winners:

Best Phone accessory display – sponsor – Smart Bits
Winner – Londis, DCU Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Best Protein Section – sponsor – Fulfil
Winner – SPAR, Greenhills, Monegall, Co. Offaly
C-Store Off licence Retailer of the year , sponsor – Bibendum Ireland
Winner – Centra, Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo
Community Initiative of the Year – sponsor – Kelleog’s
Winner – Lynch’s Gala, Killydoon, Co. Cavan
Convenience Store of the Year (large) – Platinum Sponsors
Winners – Centra, Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo
Convenience Store of the Year (medium) – platinum sponsors
Winners – Centra, Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Convenience Store of the Year (medium) – platinum sponsors
Winners – Centra, Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co. Clare
Convenience Store of the Year (small) – SPAR, The Plaza, Park West Business Park, Dublin 12
Cuisine de France Bakery of the Year
Eurospar Swords, Dublin 15
Food & Drink Start-up of the Year – Sponsor – Centra
Winner – Hot Chip
Food to Go Retailer of the year, sponsor – Cuisine de France,
Winner – Spar-Texaco, Junction 14, Monasterevin, Co.Kildare
Forecourt Retailer of the Year (large) – sponsor – PCS
Winner – Spar-Texaco, Junction 14, Monasterevin, Co.Kildare
Forecourt Retailer of the Year (small) – PCS
Winner – Costcutter-AplleGreen, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Fresh and Chilled Retailer of the Year ; sponsor – Invest Northern Ireland
Winner – SPAR, Little Island, Co.
Cork
Best Impulse Offering ; sponsor -Excel Recruitment
Winner – XL, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9
Marketing campaign of the year – sponsor – Mace
Winner – Heineken
National Lottery Retailer of the Year
SuperValu, Main Street, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
New C-Store Product of the Year – sponsor – Spar
Winner – Cadbury Orange Twirl
New Convenience Store ConceptOffering ; sponsor – Anglo Irish Refrigeration
Winner – SPAR Texaco, Junction 14, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare
Product of the Year – sponsor – XL
Winner – Coca-Cola
Retail technology supplier of the year – Sponsor – Bank of Ireland
Winner – CBE
Staff Development award – sponsor – Payzone
Winner – Daybreak, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford
Supplier of the Year – sponsor – Gala
Winner – Aryzta Ireland
Wine of the Year – Sponsor Barry Group
Winner – Santa Rita. Pictured are Amy Barry and Marty Whelan

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