Texaco Spar Parkway triumphs at ShelfLife C-Store Awards 2019

Texaco Spar Parkway in Co. Limerick has won the overall award for Convenience Store of the Year at the 2019 ShelfLife C-Store Awards. In total, 42 awards were presented on the night in a range of categories, including the award for Convenience Champion 2019, which was presented to Peter Boland of the Alliance for Insurance Reform.

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29 November 2019 | 0

Texaco Spar Parkway in Limerick has been named National Convenience Store of the Year 2019, beating off stiff competition to scoop the ultimate accolade at the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards 2019.

Ireland’s top retailers and brands gathered at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel last night to attend the prestigious ceremony. Now in their 19th year, the C-Store Awards are the only comprehensive and independently judged business accolades for the convenience store sector.

Together with returning master of ceremonies Marty Whelan, ShelfLife welcomed more than 450 guests from across the industry. A total of 42 awards were presented, celebrating the industry’s finest stores and people in a diverse range of categories.

The judges said of this year’s supreme national winner, Texaco Spar Parkway in Limerick: “This store focuses on first rate fresh foodservice coupled with a well merchandised grocery area. The strong fresh food range is staffed by a knowledgeable friendly team; the counters are fresh and clean and the products well-priced. A very well laid out store, the facilities are well proportioned and spotlessly clean which adds to the overall experience.”

Commenting on the dedication required to win a C-Store Award, ShelfLife publisher John McDonald said: “Once again, our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entrants across the country. All the winners should be extremely proud of themselves, their teams and the levels of service offered. Staff who continually go the extra mile to ensure all shoppers know they are valued customers, combined with high store standards and innovative design features, ensure Ireland’s convenience store sector is admired internationally and held up as the standard to which others aspire.”

The ceremony included a special presentation of the Convenience Champion of the Year 2019, which was awarded to Peter Boland, director of the Alliance for Insurance Reform.

Peter Boland was deemed a worthy winner given the serious financial repercussions of Ireland’s ‘compensation culture’ for retailers. This has seen insurance premiums soar during the past decade, due to false and exaggerated claims.

He has been instrumental in driving the success of the Alliance for Insurance Reform since its establishment last year, in areas including the setting up of the Judicial Council, the legal services regulatory authority and the National Claims Information database. Peter Boland continues to push for urgently needed reform, as he explained in more depth to the audience on the night.

 

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The full list of awards and winners:

 

BEST FOOD TO GO DEPARTMENT 2019

Sponsored by Cuisine de France  

Winner

Spar Little Island, Co. Cork 

Mark Cantillon of Spar Little Island, winner of the Best Food to Go award, with sponsor Mark Hargadon of Aryzta Food Solutions

                

Runner-Up  

M3 Maxol Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

 

 

BEST PHONE ACCESSORY DISPLAY 2019

Sponsored by Smart Bits

Winner

Londis DCU, Dublin 9

Donnie Christian, right, and Nick Ye, left, of Londis DCU, with sponsor Dean Kearns of Smart Bits

 

BEST C-STORE OFF-LICENCE 2019

Sponsored by Gilbeys with Bibendum  

Winner

Centra Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo

Des Cosgrove and Dean Gaffney of Centra Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo, with sponsor Linda Cowen of Gilbeys with Bibendum

 

BEST NEWS DEPARTMENT 2019 

Sponsored by NewsBrands Ireland & Local Ireland

Winner

Spar Dublin Airport

Ger Ralph of Spar Dublin Airport, with sponsor Vincent Crowley and David Ryan, president of Local Ireland

 

BEST FRESH & CHILLED RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by Invest NI

Winner

Caseys Londis / Circle K, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

The team from Casey’s Londis/Circle K: David Tarrant, Aidan Hennigan, Gerry Casey and Kiaran Broderick, with sponsor Jen Guiney of Invest NI, centre

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2019 

Sponsored by Payzone

Winner

Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Cork

Ray Lee, Melissa Lee, Mary Ward, Fiona Casey and Brendan Lee, with sponsor Darren Thornberry, centre

 

BEST COMMUNITY INITIATIVE 2019

Sponsored by Station Master

Winner  

Daybreak, Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

(L-R) Andrew Boyle, Kevin McCarthy, Sponsor Damien Emerson, Helen Taylor, Michelle McGrath and Kevin Forde, of Daybreak, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY STAR STORE OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by Premier Lotteries Ireland

Winner  

XL Eyre Square, Galway

National Lottery Store of the Year winners, the team from XL Eyre Square in Galway, with sponsors Paul Thomas, left, and Niall Andrews, right, of the National Lottery

Silver

O’Sheas Campile

The team from O’Shea’s Campile, silver winners of the National Lottery Store of the Year, with sponsors Niall Andrews, right, and Paul Thomas of the National Lottery

Bronze

Centra Headford

The team from Centra Headford, Co. Galway, winner of the Bronze award for National Lottery Store of the Year

 

 

BEST NEW C-STORE CONCEPT/OFFERING  2019 

Sponsored by Kelloggs/Pringles

Winner

Londis DCU, Dublin 9

Donnie Christian and Nick Ye of Londis DCU, winner of Best New C-Store Concept/Offering, with sponsor Shane Dawson of Kellogg’s

 

BEST IMPULSE OFFERING 2019

Sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Winner

Spar Little Island, Co. Cork

Mark Cantillon of Spar Little Island, winner of Best Impulse Offering, with sponsor Christabelle Pierce of Excel Recruitment

   

CUISINE DE FRANCE BAKERY AWARD

Sponsored by Cuisine de France

Winner          

Mace Glanmire, Co. Cork

The team from Mace Glanmire, winner of the Cuisine de France Bakery Award, with Eric Nolan, head of retail sales, Aryzta Food Solutions

 

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Winner

CBE

Dominic Feehey of CBE, winner of the Best Retail Tech award, with sponsor Owen Clifford of Bank of Ireland

 

 

BEST NEW PRODUCT 2019

Sponsored by Spar

Winner

Tayto Muchos

Karen McGaghy of Tayto Muchos, winner of the Best New Product award, with sponsor Peter Dwan of Spar

 

BEST MARKETING 2019

Sponsored by Mace

Winner

Heineken

Karl O’Rourke, Michael Brennan and Colin Doyle of Heineken, winner of the Best Marketing Campaign award, with sponsor Daniel O’Connell, Mace, far left

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by XL

Winner

Coca-Cola

The team from Coca-Cola Ireland, winner of the Product of the Year award, with sponsor Colm Fitzsimons of XL

 

BEST WINE OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by Barry Group

Winner

Yellow Tail

Linda Cowen and Michael McManamon of Gilbeys with Bibendum/Yellow Tail, winner of Wine of the Year, with sponsor Jim Barry of the Barry Group

 

BEST SUPPLIER 2019

Sponsored by Gala

Winner

Cuisine de France, Aryzta

The team from Aryzta Food Solutions, winner of the award for Best Supplier, with sponsor Gary Desmond, CEO of Gala – centre

 

CONVENIENCE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by EIQA

Winner

Peter Boland, director of the Alliance for Insurance Reform

 

BEST NEW FOOD & DRINK START-UP AWARD 2019

Sponsored by Centra

Winner

Vada Pow

Convenience Champion 2019 Peter Boland, with sponsor Soraid McEntee and ShelfLife magazine publisher John McDonald

 

BEST NEW FOOD & DRINK STARTUP

Sponsored by Centra

Winner

Vada Pow

Naveen Bachani of Vada Pow, winner of Best New Food & Drink Startup, with sponsor Michael Kennedy of Centra

 

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (SMALL) 2019

Sponsored by SeaChange

Winner        

Spar Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

 

Texaco Spar, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Silver

Amber Costcutter, Youghal, Co. Cork

Bronze        

Fitzpatrick’s Costcutter, Kilmihil, Co. Clare

 

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (LARGE) 2019

Sponsored by Seachange

Winner

Texaco Spar Parkway, Dublin Road, Limerick          

Silver

Casey’s Londis, Athlone Road, Roscommon

Bronze

Amber Costcutter, Charleville, Co. Cork                   

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – under 1,500 sq. ft. 2019

Sponsored by Cuisine De France, The National Lottery & NewsBrands Ireland

Winner

King’s Gala, Carlow Road, Kildare        

Daybreak Birr, Co. Offaly

Silver

McCleary’s Londis, 3 New Terrace, Monaghan

Bronze        

Healy Rae Mace, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 1,500-2,500 sq. ft. 2019

Sponsored by Cuisine De France, The National Lottery & NewsBrands Ireland

Winner

Gillan’s Londis, Phoenix Park Racecourse, Castleknock, Dublin 15  

Silver           

Massey’s Costcutter Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

Bronze         

Londis Newbliss, Co. Monaghan

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – under 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. 2019

Sponsored by Cuisine De France, The National Lottery & NewsBrands Ireland

Winner     

   

Donnellan’s Centra, Ennis, Co. Clare   

Silver

Casey’s Londis, Renmore, Co. Galway

Bronze

Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

         

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 4,000+ sq. ft. 2019

Sponsored by Cuisine De France, The National Lottery & NewsBrands Ireland

Winner

Tesco Sandymount, Dublin 4              

 

NATIONAL CONVENIENCE STORE OF THE YEAR 2019

Sponsored by Cuisine De France, The National Lottery & NewsBrands Ireland

Winner

Texaco Spar Parkway, Dublin Road, Limerick



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