Centra NI Honoured Among the Best in UK

Centra Retailers Honoured Among the Best in UK

Leading NI convenience retailer Centra was honoured last night in London at the 2019 Retail Industry Awards, taking home the title of “Convenience Retailer of the Year”. Lilley’s Centra Dublin Road in Enniskillen was also a winner picking up “Food-to-go Retailer of the Year”.

Speaking today Michael McCormack, Managing Director of Centra in Northern Ireland said:

“To be awarded Convenience Retailer of the Year is a great achievement for everyone associated with Centra and is testament to the hard work that has been put in over the years by our teams both at local and national level. As consumer demand for high quality convenience increases, Centra is responding with refreshed, inviting, modern stores that offer the latest in convenience and this award underlines this. 

“I would also like to congratulate Una Lilley and her team at Centra Dublin Road, Enniskillen who competed against some of the best stores in the UK, and brought home the Food-to-go Retailer of the Year award.” 

Bradley’s Centra in Maghera was highly commended in the Digital Engagement category for their digital enhancements both in store and at the fuel pumps while Centra Church Street in Banbridge was highly commended in the Forecourt Retailer of the Year category. SuperValu also received commendations with Kings Road in Belfast highly commended for National Lottery Retailer of the Year and Omagh for Post Office Retailer of the Year.

Widely regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the grocery sector, the Retail Industry Awards reward excellence and outstanding achievement across a broad range of categories.

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Supervalu and Centra retailers shortlisted for 15 prestigious Retail Industry Awards

SuperValu and Centra stores from across Northern Ireland in the running for esteemed retail accolades

Retailers from SuperValu and Centra have been shortlisted in the 2019 Retail Industry Awards, highlighting the excellence on offer across both brands.

Widely regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the grocery sector, the Retail Industry Awards reward excellence and outstanding achievement across a broad range of categories, recognising independent retailers alongside the large supermarket groups.

Commenting on the shortlist, Michael McCormack, Managing Director of SuperValu & Centra in Northern Ireland said:

“I would like to congratulate all those stores that have been shortlisted in these prestigious UK-wide awards. Excellence is second nature to our retailers, whether that’s the customer service they provide or the food and drink they serve. This shortlist is testament to the hard work that has been put in over the years by our teams both at a local and national level.  We can now turn our attention to the awards night on September 17th and look forward to bringing home some wins for our retailers.”

SuperValu and Centra have been shortlisted in the following categories for this year’s Retail Industry Awards:

  • Convenience Retailer of the YearRegional – Centra NI
  • Digital Engagement AwardBradley’s Centra, Maghera, County Londonderry
  • Drinks Retailer of the YearIndependent – Lusty’s Centra Larne, County Antrim
  • Food-to-go Retailer of the Year
    • Independent – Lilley’s Centra, Dublin Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
    • Multiple convenience – Musgrave NI
  • Forecourt Retailer of the Year
    • Independent – Lilley’s Centra, Dublin Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
    • Company-owned – Centra Church Street, Banbridge, County Down
  • Multiple Community Retailer of the Year – SuperValu
  • Post Office Retailer of the Year – SuperValu Omagh, County Tyrone
  • Store Manager of the Year
    • Independent – Alistair Connor, McCool’s SuperValu, Ballymoney, County Antrim
    • Independent – Martin McLaughlin, McCool’s SuperValu, Kells, County Antrim
  • Store Team of the Year – Lilley’s Centra, Dublin Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
  • Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year – Centra
  • Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year – SuperValu
  • Symbol Initiative of the Year – Live Well, Centra
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