Fresh food, good service, community involvement, local supply. We pride ourselves on making highly visible strides in all these areas alongside our partners. Less obvious, perhaps, is the work that we and they do to ensure quality, excellence and hygiene.
For that reason SuperValu and Centra’s impressive performance at the National Quality and Excellence Awards, held in Dublin recently, is a welcome recognition of everything we try to do in this area. Our retail partners and brands were recognised for quality in a number of categories, with Keane’s SuperValu, Killorglin, Co. Kerry taking the accolades as overall winner of the National Q Mark Award. That’s not bad when you consider that there were 110 other finalists.
Recognising the stores that not only excel but intend to keep doing so and even improving in food safety and hygiene is a very positive gesture from the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), one that underlines not only Ireland’s international reputation in food supply but its commitment to excellence in food hygiene. It’s a commitment we’re proud to support.