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Filan's Centra, winners of National Convenience Store of the Year 2017, with David Vaz of the Daily Mail
Filan's Centra, winners of National Convenience Store of the Year 2017, with David Vaz of the Daily Mail

Filan’s Centra of Castle Street, Sligo was named National Convenience Store of the Year at the 2017 National C-Store Awards, which took place in Dublin's Royal Marine Hotel on Wednesday night.

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23 November 2017 | 0

Filan’s Centra of Castle Street, Sligo has been named National Convenience Store of the Year 2017, beating off stiff competition to scoop the ultimate accolade at the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards 2017.

Ireland’s top retailers and brands gathered at Dublin’s Royal Marine Hotel on the night of Wednesday, 22nd to attend the prestigious ceremony. Now in its 17th year, the C-Store Awards are the only comprehensive and independently judged business accolades for the convenience store sector. Once again, the event’s platinum sponsors were Cuisine de France, Irish Daily Mail and the National Lottery.

Together with returning master of ceremonies Marty Whelan, ShelfLife welcomed more than 400 guests from across the industry. A total of 29 awards were presented, celebrating the industry’s finest stores and people in a diverse range of categories.

These included a special presentation of the Convenience Champion of the Year 2017, which was awarded to Gus O’Hara. A former past President of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA), Gus O’Hara currently serves as Executive Officer 2017/2018. A veteran Dublin retailer, he has been active for many years in representing the needs of his fellow retailers and supporting local community initiatives.

ShelfLife publisher John McDonald speaks to the assembled members of the retail industry“There are a number of very important highlights from this year’s awards scheme,” ShelfLife publisher John McDonald said on the night. “Standards have improved across the board, and there was a discernible percentage increase in the average score of all stores that entered.

“This year the competition to sit at the top table was fierce,” he continued. “Standards are up across the board and the ultimate winner is the shopper who gets an increasingly strong and sophisticated retail experience at his local convenience store.”

 

The full list of awards and winners: 

BEST FOOD TO GO DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France

Casey’s Londis/Topaz, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

 

Mark Hargadon of Aryzta Food Solutions with Terry McShane, David Tarrant and Aidan Hennigan of Casey’s Londis

BEST CAR ACCESSORY SECTION 2017 // Sponsored by Station Master

Topaz, City Avenue, Citywest, Dublin 24.

 

John McDonald of ShelfLife magazine with Billy Massey, John McGloin and Paul Cluskey of McGloin’s

BEST C-STORE OFF-LICENCE 2017 // Sponsored by Blossom Hill

McGloin’s Gala, Foxford, Co. Mayo

 

Michael Curran, Sales Mgr, Daily Mail, with Billy Shearer of XL Newsagents Eyre Square

BEST NEWS DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by Irish Mail on Sunday

XL Newsagents, Eyre Square, Co. Galway

 

– Gillian Hamill, Editor, ShelfLife, with David Bagenall of Spar Parkwest

BEST FRESH & CHILLED DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife

Spar Parkwest, Dublin 12

 

– Patricia Mulligan of Bord na Móna with Martin Lowe of LondisTopaz, Grange, Co. Sligo

BEST SOLID FUEL RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by Bord na Móna

Londis/Topaz, Grange, Co. Sligo

 

Brian Rouse, Key Acct Manager, Payzone, with Rayleen McCaughey of DaybreakTop Oil, Co. Monaghan

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2017  // Sponsored by Payzone

Top Oil/Daybreak Service Station, Co. Monaghan

 

Tom Gannon of Fulfil with Karl Fitzgerald of Applegreen, Swords

BEST SPORTS & PROTEIN OFFERING 2017 // Applegreen Swords, Mountgorry, Co. Dublin

Sponsored by Fulfil

 

Ian Mulvaney of ShelfLife, with Seamus Griffin of Griffin’s Londis, Grafton Street

BEST COMMUNITY INITIATIVE 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife.ie

Griffins Londis, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

 

Jim O’Connor of the National Lottery with Runners-up PJ Rowley, Geoff Scally and Stephen Daly

NATIONAL LOTTERY RETAIL STORE OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by National Lottery

Dungarvan Topaz/Daybreak, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

 

Adrian Tyrell, National Sales Mgr, PostPoint, with Ray Lee, Fiona O’Keefe, Brendan Lee of Lees Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

BEST NEW C-STORE CONCEPT/OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Postpoint

Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

 

Nikki Murran of Excel Recruitment, with Paudi Byrne, Spar Tipperary Town Plaza

BEST IMPULSE OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Spar, Tipperary Town Plaza, Co. Tipperary

 

Mark Morgan of ShelfLife Magazine, with Suzanne Cleary, Pat Cleary, Margaret Jordan and Michael Jordan of JBM Merit

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife

JBM Merit

 

Colin Donnelly, Spar Sales Director, with Kevin O’Sullivan, Cadbury’s Roundies

BEST NEW CONVENIENCE STORE PRODUCT LAUNCH 2017 // Sponsored by Spar

Cadbury Roundies

 

Mary Bedair of Leaders Enterprises with Tom Gannon of Fulfil and Philip McGowan of Richmond Marketing

BEST C-STORE MARKETING OF THE YEAR 2017

Sponsored by Leaders Enterprises

Fulfil

 

Colm Fitzsimons, XL Business Development Mgr, with Simon Fitzpatrick, Coca-Cola

CONVENIENCE STORE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by XL

Coca-Cola

 

Jim Barry of the Barry Group with Tom Gaskin and Linda Cowen of Santa Rita

C-STORE WINE OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by Barry Group

Santa Rita

 

Billy Massey, Gala Operations Manager, with Brendan Egan and Eric Nolan of Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland

C-STORE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2017 // ARYZTA Food Solutions Ireland

Sponsored by Gala Retail Services

 

Irene Collins of EIQA with John McDonald and Convenience Champion Gus O’Hara

CONVENIENCE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by EIQA

Gus O’Hara

 

Cormac Dawson of Centra with winner Dean Siney of Nutriquick

BEST START-UP AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Centra

NutriQuick

 

Paul Cummins of Seachange with Runner up Yvonne Duffy of Maxol Mace, Westport

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (SMALL) 2017 // Sponsored by Seachange

Runner-up: Maxol Mace, Westport

Paul Cummins of Seachange with Winners Agnis Agnis Puinculs and Kate Stepowsa of Maxol Mace Ballycooli

 

Winner: Maxol Mace, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

 

FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR (LARGE) 2017 // Sponsored by Seachange

Paul Cummins of Seachange with Runners-Up Jurgita Dulkyte of Applegreen Wicklow

Runner-up: Applegreen Wicklow

Paul Cummins of Seachange with (Joint Winners) O’Briens Costcutter Amber

Paul Cummins of Seachange with (Joint Winners) Des Walsh and Julianna Murphy of Topaz Dublin Port

Joint Winners: O’Brien’s Costcutter/Amber, Bishopstown, Cork City AND Topaz Dublin Port

 

 

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – under 1,500 sq. ft. 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail        

David Vaz, Circulation Mgr, Daily Mail Group with Runners-up Thomas Ennis, Sandra McCormack, Joanna Staran and Anna Carter, Spar Gourmet, Baggot

Runner-up: Spar Gourmet, Baggot Street

David Vaz with winners Martin Moran, Finbar Filan and Sami Saini of Filan’s Centra, Sligo

Winner: Filan’s Centra, 25 Castle Street, Sligo

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 1,500-2,500 sq. ft. 2017

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: SPAR, Custom House Square, IFSC, Dublin 1

Mark Hargadon with winners Joe and Marian Byrne of Spar Custom House Square

Runner-up: Byrne’s Londis, Aughrim

Mark Hargadon with Runners-up Theresa and Peter Byrne of Byrne’s Londis, Aughrim

 

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. 2017

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: Texaco/Spar, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Dermot Griffin of National Lottery with winners Sean Heaphy of Texaco Spar Fermoy and Colin Donnelly of Spar

Runner-up: Centra Go Fuels Ballyshannon

Dermot Griffin of National Lottery with Runners-up Fionnuala and Rossa McCusker Centra Go Fuels Ballyshannon

 

BEST CONVENIENCE STORE – 4,000+ sq. ft. 2017

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

John McDonald with Louise Lee, Brian Tynan, Melissa Lee, Fiona O’Keefe of Lee’s Centra, Charleville

 

Runner-up: Costcutter Bealadangan

John McDonald with runner up Norman Lenihan of Costcutter Bealadangan

 

CUISINE DE FRANCE BAKERY AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Cuisine de France

– Mark Hargadon of Aryzta Food Solutions with Damien Johnston, Costcutter, Taylor’s Lane

Costcutter, Taylors Lane, Dublin 16

 

SUPREME CHAMPION AWARD WINNER

NATIONALCONVENIENCE STORE WINNER 2017

Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

National C-Store of the Year, Filan’s Centra, Sligo

Winner: Filan’s Centra, Sligo

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