EIGHTEEN stores across the SuperValu, Centra and Mace retail groups have been selected as finalists in Musgrave Retail Partners prestigious ‘Store of the Year Awards’ on March 7 at the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle.
Musgrave Retail Partners organises the Gala Ball event each year for its 250 independent retailers in Northern Ireland across the SuperValu, Centra and Mace brands and finalists are selected using an independent audit of all stores, with each facing a rigorous process of checks and evaluations.
Finalists in each retail brand go head to head on the night with the chance to be crowned Gold, Silver or Bronze winner in each of their categories before competing for the coveted title of ‘Store of the Year’, sponsored by Coca Cola Hellenic, Kerry Foods and Irwin’s Bakery.
A further five stores which opened before October last year have been selected as finalists for ‘Newcomer of the Year’, sponsored by Mondelez UK Ltd.
Musgrave Retail Partners Managing Director, Nigel Briggs, said: “Congratulations to all of the stores across the SuperValu, Centra and Mace retail groups on achieving finalist status in the Store of the Year awards.
“All of the finalists have demonstrated the highest levels of customer service and offer customers a wide range of quality products. Being named a finalist is a huge achievement in itself, with the 18 nominees being chosen from over 250 stores that make up Musgrave Retail Partners Northern Ireland.
“The judging process this year was as rigorous as ever and as part of a continuous drive to maintain the highest possible standards, the Store of the Year awards recognises the ‘best-in-class’ retailers in their groups. Musgrave Retail Partners is proud to support these stores and we wish them the best of luck for the night,” Nigel added.
Musgrave Retail Partners NI (MRPNI) supports over 250 independent retail stores in Northern Ireland, including SuperValu, Centra and Mace, with a combined turnover in excess of £600 million. MRPNI is part of the Musgrave Group, the leading partner to more than 3,500 entrepreneurial retailers and food service professionals in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
The finalists in the Musgrave Retail Partners Store of the Year awards are:
O’Kane’s SuperValu Dungiven
Poole’s SuperValu Moira
Daly’s SuperValu Aughnacloy
Hegarty’s SuperValu Fintona
McCool’s SuperValu Ballymoney
Downey’s SuperValu Newry
Centra High Convenience
McGoveran’s Centra Malone
Cathcart’s Centra Magherafelt
McGoveran’s Centra Stranmillis
McCool’s Centra Ballymena
Biesty’s Centra Ballymoney
McElhinney’s Centra Omagh Brookmount
Mace Under 1500 Sq Ft
Treanor’s Mace Gilford
Leathem’s Mace Lisburn
McDonald’s Mace Lurgan
Mace Over 1500 Sq Ft
Hewitt’s Mace Newtownards
McCann’s Mace Greenisland
Wilson’s Mace Coleraine
Kirkpatrick’s Mace Antrim
Dolan’s Mace Omagh
Johnston/Davis’s Mace Titanic
Briggs’s Centra Belfast, Cliftonville Road
McCullagh’s Centra Omagh, Campsie