Smith’s SuperValu in Navan, Co Meath has been named Best Large SuperValu Store for 2019. The retailer beat stiff competition from other finalists to receive the Best Large Store Award at the SuperValu National Conference, which was held in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney.
The team at Smith’s Navan were presented with the award by Martin Kelleher, SuperValu Managing Director, Ian Allen, SuperValu Sales Director and JF Michel, Account Director of Three Business, the competition’s sponsors.
Winning the large store title is recognition of the exceptional standards that Smith’s SuperValu in Navan has attained. The Meath store beat competing outlets throughout the Republic of Ireland, which were audited and adjudicated by independent competition judge and retail consultant, Matthew Brown.
The store audits focused on product range and quality, customer service, store presentation and innovation, fresh food offering and store hygiene standards.
Receiving the award, Denis Smith paid tribute to his team in Navan and acknowledged that their enthusiasm and dedication was instrumental in the store scooping the award. “I’d like to thank all of the hard-working, dedicated staff for this great victory. We’re lucky to have great employees working for us who strive to deliver the best customer experience, day in day out. Our business is all about offering our customers quality fresh foods with great value, coupled with great service.”
Speaking at the awards, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu congratulated Smith’s, commenting, “This year, competition was very close across all categories, but Smith’s stood out and won the Best Large SuperValu Store award for consistently providing its shoppers with a great shopping experience. All SuperValu stores work hard to succeed in a very competitive market and it is the passion of the independent entrepreneurial retailers and their enthusiastic teams that is fundamental to their success.”
SuperValu serves over 2.6 million customers every week and has 219 stores nationwide. Together with its retail partners, SuperValu employs over 14,500, making it one of the state’s largest private sector employers. SuperValu continues to source locally wherever possible which helps to sustain 30,000 jobs in the Irish economy.