|The newly refurbished Dame Street Spar store, in the heart of Dublin, is attracting quite a lot of attention. The store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves a large community of tourists, commuters and city dwellers. Its unique layout and large fresh food offering ensures it's a store you'll remember. Fiona Donnellan visited the store and spoke to owner Charles McCarthy
||Naeem and Honrata (Honey) Butt are just nine months into the running of their new Mace store in Black Bull in Drogheda, Co. Louth and so far, business is booming. It's not the first foray into retail for the couple; they have run the nearby Wheaton Hall Mace for nearly two years. The couple, who have been in Ireland for over eight years, took over the run down store in April of 2012 and are slowly but surely building back up consumer confidence in the Black Bull area of the town.
||Spar Castleforbes was the Gold winner of the Stores between 2,000 and 4,000 sq ft. A relatively new store in a newly developed part of Dublin it has managed to find its niche locally. Manager Derek Clarke explains more
||With a dedicated team of six chefs creating its own range of fresh foods, the Gold Award winner in the Stores 4,000 - 8,000 sq ft category, Morton's of Ranelagh, is a unique destination outlet