At the recent Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ Awards, SuperValu have once again swept the board with a total of seven accolades. The winning awards included the Best Large Supermarket, Best Small Supermarket, Best Fruit & Veg and Best Seafood offering.
These awards acknowledge SuperValu’s ongoing commitment to delivering an unrivalled fresh food range at great value prices while continuing to support Irish suppliers.
The winning awards were as follows:
- Best Large Supermarket – McInerney’s SuperValu Loughrea
- Best Small Supermarket – Scally’s SuperValu Blackrock, Cork
- Best Fruit & Veg – Ryan’s SuperValu Glanmire
- Best Seafood – O’Connor’s SuperValu Westport
- Best Diary – Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty
- Best Deli – Field’s SuperValu Skibbereen
- Best Fresh Concept – ‘Moriarty’s Fresh’, Moriarty’s SuperValu Palmerstown
Further to this, Centra The Oval in Ballsbridge, Dublin clinched the prestigious award for Best Convenience Retailer. The judges said: “While Centra The Oval is relatively new, it has captured the needs of the local area perfectly, with an impressive range of all-day food-to-go options, and a strong focus on meal deals… This is one of the busiest stores in Dublin 4 during lunchtime, and it’s not difficult to see why…”
The annual awards, hosted by Checkout magazine, recognise retailers for their outstanding contribution to fresh food retailing across the store. Some of Ireland’s most innovative multiples, independent stores, forecourts, deli’s and specialist outlets competed for the awards.
Stephen Wynne-Jones, Editor of Checkout Magazine congratulated the SuperValu and Centra stores saying “The culture of quality and attention to detail that SuperValu and Centra foster in its stores is not just the finest in Ireland, but arguably exceeds that of most of Europe. In addition, the entrepreneurial spirit of its independent store owners is indicative of the efforts made by the group to achieve optimum standards, particularly when it comes to fresh.”