Spar Merrion Row scoops IGD Award in London

Pictured are (L-R): Philippe Gruyters, EMD (sponsor), Declan Ralph, BWG Foods, Sanda McCormack, Spar Merrion Row and Katie Derham, MC

Spar Merrion Row among retailers internationally recognised as true industry leaders



14 November 2019 | 0

Spar Merrion Row was the recipient of the Small Store of the Year Award at the prestigious international IGD Awards in London recently. The Dublin store was selected for the coveted accolade ahead of international competition from Great Britain, Denmark, Belgium, Northern Ireland and China.

The Institute of Grocery Distribution, or IGD, is a renowned grocery trade body based in the UK with global reach and award recipients at the annual awards ceremony are internationally recognised as true industry leaders, and the best of the best in their respective categories. Spar Merrion Row was initially included in a shortlist of six stores from more than 900 stores audited.

The award is an endorsement of Thomas Ennis, and his team at Spar Merrion Row, along with the BWG Foods’ Spar team.

“We are thrilled with this international award and are grateful to receive the recognition,” said Thomas Ennis.

“It’s the people behind any project that will make a success of any venture,” he added, “so I want to say a massive thanks to both our staff and customers for their continued support. We pride ourselves on high standards continually working towards maintaining that level but also looking to continuously improve and keep our competitive edge.”

Congratulating Thomas Ennis and his team, Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director said: “Spar Merrion Row is renowned for its fantastic fresh food offering and great customer service, and the recently revamped store design and retail offer is a true reflection of our ambitious Spar strategy.”

At the awards ceremony, Sandra McCormack, general manager of the Thomas Ennis Group and BWG Foods’ retail development director Declan Ralph were on hand to accept the award.


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