Irish retailer Fresh The Good Food Market has won the 2018 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for its Camden Street store in Dublin, earning the title of 'Best Convenience Store in the World'.
The award honours the most innovative and successful international convenience and/or fuel retailing store of the year, as chosen by a jury of leading international retailers and experts.
Judges agreed that Fresh The Good Market ‘exemplifies excellence in convenience retailing’.
One judge described the store as offering a "unique and powerful example of ‘foodvenience,’ with food as a destination and a broad range and appeal set in an authentic food experience.”
Another judge added, “One of the stand-out entrants this year, strong across all categories and challenging the norm for urban convenience retailing.”
The judging panel recognised the positive impact Fresh took in terms of developing its in-store experience.
"We are thrilled to be chosen by the judging panel of NACS as their 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year,” said Noel Smith, founder and managing director of Fresh The Good Food Market.
“The standard of all of this year’s finalists was extremely high. As a company, we are passionate about pushing the boundaries of food retailing and maintaining the best standards throughout our stores, so to be recognised by NACS is fantastic for our team. We will continue to develop and continue innovating for our customers.”
There were 14 shortlisted finalists from retail companies in India, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia and Spain, selected by convenience and fuel retailing industry peers.
The award was presented during the NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London on 6th June.
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