Daybreak reveals its Store of the Year
The Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, branch of Daybreak has been has been named ‘Store of the Year’ at the group's annual Daybreak Store of the Year Awards at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.
22 February 2018 | 0
Daybreak Dungarvan has been seen off competition from 14 other stores to win the ‘Store of the Year’ at the annual Daybreak Store of the Year Awards, which took place at Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny. The awards recognise retail excellence across Daybreak stores nationwide.
The winning store, located on Youghal Road in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, is owned by Kevin Forde and employs 30 people. As well as the top award on the night, Forde’s store was also presented with the Charity Merit Award for its outstanding achievement in raising over €7,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation.
The Daybreak Store of the Year Award focuses on four key areas – products & services, environment, communications, and people. During the competition stores were assessed against rigorous criteria, including a series of mystery shopper audits on store standards.
“I want to personally thank each and every one of our team members for their contribution in making our store ‘Store of the Year,’” said Kevin Forde. “This award win will no doubt assist in fuelling our passion to provide the very best possible offering to our current and future customer base.”
The winners of the other awards on the night were:
- Best Availability Award: Daybreak Eyre Square
- Best Wine Award: Daybreak Raven Terrace, Galway City
- Best Off-Licence Award: Daybreak Clerihan
- Mystery Shopper Award: Daybreak Tractamotors
- Best Food to Go & Hot Beverage Award: Daybreak Clonliffe Road
- Best Impulse Award: Daybreak Bailieborough
- Convenience Store of the Year: Daybreak Raven Terrace, Galway City
- Forecourt of the Year: Daybreak Drumgould
“The level of competition this year was remarkable,” said Thomas Morrison, Daybreak’s head of retail sales. “This win for Kevin Forde and his hardworking team is testament to their effort and commitment to providing local people with high quality service and goods.”