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Checkout Best in Fresh Awards 2019 - Winners Announced

Published on Jul 17 2019 5:15 PM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Winners / Checkout Best in Fresh Awards 2019

Checkout Best in Fresh Awards 2019 - Winners Announced

The Checkout Best in Fresh Awards, Ireland’s industry awards for fresh food retailing now in its 13th year, took place in Dublin’s InterContinental Hotel, on Tuesday 16 July, 2019.

The event, hosted by ESM's sister publication - Checkout, welcomed more than 200 of Ireland’s top retailers to a three-course lunch and a host of networking opportunities.

Best in Fresh guests ranged from retail veterans to new contenders who were picking up an award for the first time.

Ireland’s Leading Industry 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 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 standard of fresh food retailing that our judges encountered in stores throughout the country this year was outstanding," says Maev Martin, editor, Checkout magazine.

"All businesses that entered this year's Best in Fresh Awards were subjected to a comprehensive mystery shop, and those best performers that went onto the second stage of judging were visited by a team of judges who travelled the country to engage directly with stores.

"What they found was a network of stores that really wear their heart on their sleeve when it comes to fresh, and are continuing to invest in in-store innovation and new concepts to keep customers coming back. Once again, both our winners and finalists have proven that they are among the best in Ireland, as well as in Europe, when it comes to fresh food retailing."

The Big Winners

Among the big winners at this year’s event were Croughan's SuperValu Athone which took the award for Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Small Supermarket.

The Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Medium Supermarket award went to Garvey’s SuperValu, while the Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Large Supermarket award went to Scally’s of Clonakilty.

Aldi The Glen Waterford took home the award for Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Discounter Store, SuperValu won the Best Fresh Food Retail Chain and the Best in Fresh Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Joe Doyle Donnybrook Fair.

This year's finalists and winners:

Ireland’s Best Fresh Meat Offering

Finalists
Clarke’s SuperValu, Barna
Dano’s SuperValu, Mallow
Scally’s of Clonakilty
Murphy’s SuperValu, Castletownbere
O’Meara’s SuperValu, Portumna

Winner
Scally’s of Clonakilty

Ireland’s Best Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Offering

Finalists
Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan
Clarke’s SuperValu, Barna
Canny & Doherty SuperValu, Carndonagh
Garvey’s SuperValu, Corbally
Quish’s SuperValu, Tramore

Winner
Clarke’s SuperValu, Barna

Ireland’s Freshest Food-to-Go Offering

Finalists
Centra Westland Row
Centra Parnell Street
Quish’s SuperValu, West Village, Ballincollig
SPAR Millennium Walkway
Talty’s MACE Lissycasey

Winner
Centra Westland Row

Excellence in Fresh Food-to-Go in a Forecourt Store

Finalists
King’s Gala, Kiltale
Maxol Dublin, Road Dundalk
Lee’s Centra
Applegreen
Mangan’s Centra, Edenderry
O’Brien’s Centra Mullingar

Winner
Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk

Ireland’s Best Fresh Fish/Seafood Offering

Finalists
Dano’s SuperValu
Mallow
Field’s SuperValu, Skibbereen
Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan
Kavanagh’s SuperValu, Clifden
SuperValu, Castletroy

Winner
Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

Best Fruit and Vegetable Supplier

Finalists
Sam Dennigan and Company
Keogh’s Potatoes
Keelings Retail

Winner
Keelings Retail

Ireland’s Best Dairy Offering

Finalists
Joyce’s Headford
Joyce’s Knocknacarra
Quish’s SuperValu, West Village, Ballincollig
SPAR Glasthule
Croughan’s SuperValu, Athlone

Winner
Quish’s SuperValu, West Village, Ballincollig

Ireland’s Best Fresh Food Offering in a Deli Area

Finalists
Pettitt’s SuperValu, Gorey
Field’s SuperValu, Skibbereen
Joyce’s Oranmore
O’Gorman’s SuperValu, Kingscourt
Smith’s SuperValu, Navan

Winner
Joyce’s, Oranmore

Ireland’s Best Meat Supplier

Finalists
Manor Farm
Kepak
Waldron Meats

Winner
Waldron Meats

Ireland’s Best Bakery Offering Sponsored by Cuisine de France

Finalists
Kavanagh’s SuperValu
Buncrana
McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny
Ryan’s SuperValu, Grange
SuperValu Castletroy
Croughan’s SuperValu, Athlone

Winner
McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny

Most Creative Fresh Food Retail Outlet

Finalists
McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny
Joyce’s, Knocknacarra
SPAR, Millennium Walkway
Mulrooney’s Gala, Roscrea
Centra, Westland Row

Winner
Mulrooney’s Gala, Roscrea

Best Bakery Supplier

Finalists
Cuisine de France
Clover Hill, Food Ingredients
Golden Bake

Winner
Cuisine de France

Best Presentation of Fresh Food

Finalists
Centra Parnell Street
Ryan’s SuperValu, Glanmire
Dano’s SuperValu, Mallow
Scally’s of Clonakilty
Tarpey’s SuperValu, Cavan

Winner
Dano’s SuperValu, Mallow

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Discounter Store

Finalists
Aldi Castlebar
Aldi Newlands Cross
Aldi The Glen, Waterford
Aldi Wilton

Winner
Aldi The Glen, Waterford

Best Local Champion, Sponsored by SEL

Finalists
Joyce’s Headford
Quish’s SuperValu, Tramore
MACE Cootehill

Winner
Quish’s SuperValu, Tramore

Best Seafood Supplier

Finalists
Oceanpath/Dunn’s of Dublin
Union Hall, Smoked Fish
Morgan’s Fine Fish

Winner
Oceanpath/Dunn’s of Dublin

Best Non-Affiliated Fresh Food Retailer

Finalists
Joyce’s Oranmore
JC’s Supermarket, Swords
Joyce’s Knocknacarra

Winner
JC’s Supermarket, Swords

Best Dairy Supplier, Sponsored by Gala Retail

Finalists
Aurivo Consumer Foods
Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland
Clóna Dairy Products

Winner
Aurivo Consumer Foods

Ireland’s Best Deli Supplier

Finalists
Cremona Foods
Carroll’s of Tullamore
Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies

Winner
Carroll’s of Tullamore

Best Customer Service

Finalists
Griffin’s Londis
KCR
Maxol Dublin Road, Dundalk
SPAR Glasthule
MACE, Cootehill
SPAR, Custom House Square

Winner
MACE Cootehill

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Convenience Store

Finalists
Cross’ Centra, Hazelmere
Griffin’s Londis, Fonthill
Scally’s Centra, Arden Road
SPAR, Millennium Walkway
SPAR, Little Island

Winner
SPAR Millennium Walkway

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Forecourt Store

Finalists
King’s Gala Ballylynan
Talty’s MACE, Lissycasey
Mulrooney’s Gala Roscrea
O’Brien’s Centra Mullingar
Daybreak Dungarvan

Winner
Talty’s MACE Lissycasey

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Small Supermarket

Finalists
Daly’s SuperValu Greystones
Croughan’s SuperValu Athlone
Leavy’s Centra, Tullamore
Scally’s Centra, Arden Road
SPAR Merrion Row

Winner
Croughan’s SuperValu Athlone

Excellence in Fresh Food
Retailing in a Medium Supermarket Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland

Finalists
McCarthy’s EUROSPAR, Kilkenny
Joyce’s Oranmore
Garvey’s SuperValu, Corbally
O’Gorman’s SuperValu Kingscourt
Quish’s SuperValu Tramore

Winner
Garvey’s SuperValu Corbally

Excellence in Fresh Food Retailing in a Large Supermarket

Finalists
Garvey’s SuperValu,Tralee
JC’s Supermarket, Swords
McInerney’s SuperValu, Loughrea
Scally’s of Clonakilty
Smith’s SuperValu Navan

Winner
Scally’s of Clonakilty

Best Fresh Food Retail Chain
SuperValu

Lifetime Achievement Award
Joe Doyle, Donnybrook Fair

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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