Make sure you’re ready for C-Store Awards judging!

The 2018 ShelfLife C-Store Awards take place this November at the Citywest Hotel
The 2018 ShelfLife C-Store Awards take place this November at the Citywest Hotel

Don't miss out! With the judging for the 2016 ShelfLife C-Store Awards now underway, follow our checklist to make sure your store is putting its best foot forwards

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25 August 2016 | 0

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Judging for the 2016 ShelfLife C-Store Awards is now underway. To help all our entrants ensure that their store is presented in top condition we have compiled a simple checklist that the mystery shopper will be looking for.

  • Checklist
    Store exterior

    Ensure the area or forecourt outside your store is clean and tidy and free of rubbish.
    Ensure that dustbins and ashtrays are provided and are clean.
    Ensure that there are mats at the entrance and that they are clean.
    Ensure that all windows and doors are clean and free from clutter.
    Ensure that the general condition of the building is in good condition and that the store sign/fascia is in pristine condition.
  • Ensure forecourt pumps are clean.
    Ensure forecourt services such as air and vacuum are clean and working properly.
    Ensure customer toilets are clean and well presented.
  • Store interior
    Ensure that trolleys/baskets are in place, clean and in good condition.
    Ensure the shop floor is clean and clear of unnecessary clutter.
    Ensure all shelving and refrigeration is clean and working properly.
    Ensure that the fruit and veg section looks clean, fresh and inviting.
    Ensure that “country of origin” signage is in place for all fruit and veg
    Ensure that your news section is properly merchandised and priced.
    Ensure that newspapers and magazines are in date.
    Ensure that National Lottery scratch card dispenser boxes are full and correctly merchandised. Ensure that the Euro Millions/Lotto poster is inserted on the terminal and play stand and that the Lotto terminal is in the optimum position and that the Lotto stand is clean and free from sellotape residue.
    Ensure that the general standard of merchandising throughout the store is to a high standard.
    Ensure that you have the correct in-store “legal” signage on display regarding alcohol, cigarette, Lotto sales etc.
    Ensure that pricing SELs are correct and in place.
    nsure load lines for freezers are not exceeded.
    Ensure that all products on sale are in date.Personnel
    Ensure staff are wearing full, clean uniform.
    Ensure staff are wearing name badges.
    Ensure that staff working in the food-to-go section have the correct clothing, gloves, hairnets etc.And finally…
    Make sure that everyone working in your store is friendly and polite to customers; without the customers you would have no business.

For more information on this year’s awards ceremony, visit www.cstore.ie.

 

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