Garvey’s SuperValu in Dingle has won the 2016 award for best SuperValu in Ireland, against stiff competition from 11 other finalists at the recent SuperValu National Conference.
Winning this title recognises the exceptional standards of the Dingle store as SuperValu stores throughout the Republic of Ireland were assessed and adjudicated by independent competition judge, Paul Ellison, to determine the most deserving winner. The audits focused on product range and innovation, store presentation, fresh food offering, customer care and store quality and hygiene standards; with SuperValu Dingle surpassing all SuperValu stores nationwide within these criteria.
Quish’s SuperValu, Ballincollig won best large format store category and Ryan’s SuperValu, Kilmallock received the best small store category award.
On receipt of the National Store of the Year award, Jim Garvey paid tribute to store manager Kevin O’Connor and the Dingle team. He acknowledged their passion and enthusiasm for the business and their dedication to providing a unique shopping experience for their customers. “In 2015 we invested €2.7 million and completely revamped our store demonstrating our long-standing commitment to the community and economy in Dingle. Our staff of 73 embraced this change and the store is exceeding all expectations. We have been serving the community of Dingle since 1935 and this award is a real testament of having a great team and a store that we are all proud of. We wish to thank all of our customers who have supported us down through the years.”
Speaking at the awards, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu congratulated SuperValu, Dingle and said, “Each year, we face the difficult decision in choosing the SuperValu Store of the Year winner from a group of very strong finalists. However, Garvey’s SuperValu in Dingle stood out, as it’s a superb store in the heart of Dingle with an exceptional team demonstrating our true brand ethos of Real Food, Real People.”