Ryan brothers, Liam Ryan of Ryan’s SuperValu in Glanmire and Tom Ryan of Ryan’s Centra Raheen swept the board at the recent Edward Dillon / Santa Rita Estates Off-Licence of the Year Awards. The award winning stores clinched the overall SuperValu and Centra award title at the 22nd annual ceremony which took place on Thursday 13th November.
Liam Ryan, Lillian Twomey and Deboragh Wolfe were there to represent SuperValu Glanmire on the night, with Tom and Breda Ryan and Joe Greensmith collecting the award on behalf of Centra Raheen. The award was presented by Andy O’Hara CEO of Edward Dillon, Andrés Alvarado, Santa Rita Estates and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland. The event, which took place in Hotel Kilkenny, was attended by Centra and SuperValu finalist stores from across the country.
The overall winner and category winners of the Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off-Licence of the Year Awards will enjoy a luxurious trip to New York. All finalists received a certificate of achievement on the night.
Each of the SuperValu and Centra finalist stores were judged by Carthage Conlon and were marked on a range of criteria, including overall appearance, innovation and customer service.
The three SuperValu category winners were Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, SuperValu Tramore and SuperValu, Wexford, who took home the large store, medium store and small store prizes respectively.
Centra Moycullen in Galway, won the convenience store category, O’Leary’s Centra in Tower was the runner up in the neighbourhood supermarket category and Centra Marley Park, Dublin won the Centra Wine Store of the Year.
Speaking at the event, Andy O’Hara, CEO of Edward Dillon, said: ‘We would like to extend our congratulations to all our winners at this year’s awards, for reaching such a high standard in their store. We would also like to say well done to the other finalists for taking part this year.’