Supreme Champion: National C-Store of the Year 2015:
Tobins Topaz/Spar Express, Letterkenny

Award presented by Platinum Sponsors Cuisine de France, National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail. Pictured: Supreme National C-Store of the Year Award winners Eddie and Annette Tobin with platinum sponsors, David Vaz, head of circulation sales, DMG Media Ireland, publishers of The Irish Daily Mail and The Irish Mail on Sunday; Dermot Griffin, chief executive officer, The National Lottery; and Nigel Scully, commercial director retail, Ireland & UK, Aryzta Food Solutions (Cuisine de France)

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Supreme Champion: National C-Store of the Year 2015

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Best Convenience Store (stores under 1,500 sq. ft.) 2015:
Gala Topaz Patrickswell, Limerick

Award presented by Platinum Sponsors Cuisine de France, National Lottery and The Irish Daily Mail. Pictured: David Vaz, circulation manager of DMG Media (Ireland) presents the Best Convenience Store Award in the under 1,500 sq ft category to John McDermott,
Helen McDermott and Sean McDermott of McDermotts Gala Topaz

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Best Convenience Store (stores under 1,500 sq. ft.) 2015

With a thriving deli department and Baker’s Corner, coupled with a constant focus on top-notch customer service…

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Best Convenience Store (stores 1,500-2,500 sq. ft.) 2015:
Spar, Parkwest, Dublin

Award presented by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail. Pictured: Nigel Scully, commercial director retail, Ireland & UK, Aryzta Food Solutions presents the gold award for Best C-Store in the 1,500 – 2,500 sq ft category to Shirley and David Bagnall of Spar Parkwest

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Best Convenience Store (stores 1,500-2,500 sq. ft.) 2015

Gold Award Winner for C-Store 1,500 – 2,500sq ft, Spar Parkwest, is run by husband and wife team David and Shirley Bagnall…

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Best Convenience Store (stores 2,500-4,000 sq. ft) 2015:
Centra Lahinch Road, Ennis, Clare

Award presented by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail. Pictured: Dermot Griffin, CEO of the National Lottery presents the Best Convenience Store Award in the 2,500 – 4,000 sq ft category to Edwina and Joan Donnellan of Centra, Lahinch Road, Ennis, Co. Clare

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Best Convenience Store (stores 2,500-4,000 sq. ft) 2015

Scooping the Best C-Store Award in the 2,500 – 4,000 sq ft category, Donnellan’s Centra in Ennis, Co. Clare…

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Best Convenience Store (stores 4000+ sq. ft) 2015:
Mace Topaz Lissycasey, Clare

Award presented by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail. Pictured:ShelfLife publisher John McDonald presents the Gold Award for Best C-Store in the 4,000+ sq ft category to Cathal Talty, Grainne Talty, TJ Talty and Maire Talty of Talty’s Mace Topaz in Lisseycasey, Co. Clare

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Best Convenience Store (stores 4000+ sq. ft) 2015

An increased open kitchen and yet more seating set Talty’s Mace Topaz apart from the competition…

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Forecourt Retailer of the Year 2015:
Tobins Topaz/Spar Express, Letterkenny

Award presented by Seachange. Pictured:Theresa McGrath, commercial development manager, SeaChange presents the award for Forecourt of the Year 2015 to Eddie and Annette Tobin of Tobin’s Topaz Spar Express in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

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Forecourt Retailer of the Year 2015


Best Food to Go Department 2015:
Junction 14 (Spar/Texaco), Kildare

Award presented by Cuisine de France. Pictured: Mark Hargadon, head of sales, Aryzta Food Solutions presents the award for Best-Food-to-go Department 2015 to Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director on behalf of Junction 14 (Spar), Co. Kildare

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Best Food to Go Department 2015


Best New Convenience Store Format 2015:
Re.Store by Topaz

Award presented by Postpoint. Pictured: Adrian Tyrell, national sales manager, Postpoint presents the Best New C-store Format 2015 award to Derek Murphy and Alan Sheedy of Topaz for its new Re.store format

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Best New Convenience Store Format 2015


Irish Language Retailer of the Year 2015:
Durkin’s Costcutter, Baile na hAbhann, Contae na Gaillimhe

Award presented by Durkin’s Costcutter, Baile na hAbhann, Contae na Gaillimhe. Pictured: Geróid Trimble, community & business programme manager at Foras na Gaelige presents the award for Irish Language Retailer of the Year to Ciaran Durkin of Durkin’s Costcutter, Baile na Habhann, Galway

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Irish Language Retailer of the Year 2015


Solid Fuel Retailer of the Year 2015:
Amber Costcutter, Fermoy, Cork

Award presented by Bord na Mona. Pictured: Eddie Scaife, head of fuels, Bord na Mona, presents the award for Best Solid Fuel Retailer 2015 to Barry Group’s Declan Ryan on behalf of Amber Costcutter, Fermoy, Co. Cork

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Solid Fuel Retailer of the Year 2015


Best News Department 2015:
XL Eyre Square, Galway

Award presented by Irish Mail on Sunday. Pictured: Michael Curran, retail sales manager, The Irish Mail on Sunday and The Irish Daily Mail, presents the award for Best News Department 2015 to Billy Shearer of XL Eyre Square, Galway

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Best News Department 2015


National Lottery Retail Store 2015:
Costcutter, Birr, Co. Offaly

Award presented by the National Lottery. Pictured: Niall Andrews, sales director, Premier Lotteries Ireland presents the National Lottery Retail Store 2015 award to Derek Tuohy of Costcutter Birr, Co. Offaly

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National Lottery Retail Store 2015


Best Off-Licence Section 2015:
Londis KCR, Dublin

Award presented by Orchard Thieves. Pictured:Paula Conlon, customer marketing controller, Heineken presents the award for Best C-Store Off-license 2015 to Michael Dawson of Londis KCR, Dublin

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Best Off-Licence Section 2015


Best Fresh & Chilled Department 2015:
Morton’s of Ranelagh, Dublin

Award presented by Kerry Foods. Pictured: Paul Barbour, commercial manager at Kerry Foods, presents the award for Best Fresh & Chilled Department 2015 to Gary Morton and Ger Ellis of Morton’s of Ranelagh, Dublin 6

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Best Fresh & Chilled Department 2015


Best Confectionery Department/Display 2015:
XL NUI , Galway

Award presented by Ferrero. Pictured: Fiona Hartley, senior brand manager, Kinder Kids presents the award for Best C-Store Confectionery Display 2015 to Val O’Mara from XL on behalf of XL, NIU Galway

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Best Confectionery Department/Display 2015


Best Community Initiative 2015:
Spar, Moneygall, Offaly

Award presented by Invest Northern Ireland. Pictured: Drew McIvor, business development manager for Republic of Ireland at Invest Northern Ireland presents the Best Community Initiative 2015 award to Henry Healy of Spar Moneygall, Co. Offaly

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Best Community Initiative 2015


Staff Development Award 2015:
Centra Bishopstown, Cork

Award presented by Payzone. Pictured:Barry Keegan, head of sales, Payzone Ireland presents the Staff Development Award to Luke Flood and Brian Herlihy of Centra, Bishopstown, Cork

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Staff Development Award 2015

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Convenience Champion of the Year 2015:
Leo Crawford, BWG

Award presented by EIQA. Pictured: Soraid McEntee, operations manager of EIQA, presents the Convenience Champion of the Year 2015 to Leo Crawford of BWG

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Convenience Champion of the Year 2015


C-Store Product of the Year 2015:
Coca Cola 500ml

Award presented by XL. Pictured:Colm Fitzsimons, National XL Business Development Manager presents the award for C-Store Product of the Year 2015 to Orla McKenna and Ciaran O’Donnell of Coca Cola Hellenic Ireland and Northern Ireland for Coca-Cola 500ml

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C-Store Product of the Year 2015

Brand heroes for retailers are those that despite their mature market standing and high sales…

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C-Store Wine of the Year 2015:
Blossom Hill (C&C Gleeson)

Award presented by Barry Group, Costcutter, Carry Out. Pictured: Paul Roche of Barry Group presents the award for C-store Wine of the Year 2015 to Fiona Collins, brand manager for Blossom Hill in Ireland

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C-Store Wine of the Year 2015

While value is certainly a key consideration for the typical c-store consumer when perusing the wine shelves…

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Best Retail Technology Supplier 2015:
CBE

Award presented by shelflife.ie. Pictured: Mark Morgan of Shelflife.ie presents the award for Retail Technology Supplier of the Year 2015 to Seamus McHugh, CBE’s international sales and marketing manager

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Best Retail Technology Supplier 2015

Retailing is a demanding, multi-faceted job and the right technology solutions…

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C-Store Supplier of the Year 2015:
Cuisine de France/Aryzta

Award presented by Gala. Pictured: Tony Cluskey of Gala Retail Services Limited presents the award for C-Store Supplier of the Year 2015 to Mark Hargadon of Aryzta Food Solutions for Cuisine de France

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C-Store Supplier of the Year 2015

“A marvellous honour” is how Cuisine de France has described being awarded Supplier of the Year 2015…

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Best New C-Store Product Launch 2015:
Aero Mousse

Award presented by Spar. Pictured: Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director presents the award for Best New Product Launch of the Year 2015 to Andy Creevy and Maria McKenna of Néstle Confectionary for Aero Mousse

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Best New C-Store Product Launch 2015

Nestlé Confectionery’s much-loved bubbly brand Aero was delighted…

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Best C-Store Marketing Campaign 2015:
Cuisine de France/Aryzta

Award presented by Leaders Enterprise. Pictured: Mary Bedair, finance director of Leaders Enterprises presents the award for C-Store Marketing Campaign of the Year 2015 to Neil Farragher of Cadbury Ireland for Cadbury ‘I can Boogie’

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Best C-Store Marketing Campaign 2015

Creativity, flair and passion must all be present…

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