The winners at Ireland’s Convenience Store of the Year 2017

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


As Ireland’s only independently-judged awards programme for the C-Store sector, the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards are the most coveted accolades in the convenience store business.

Across each of the entry categories, the ShelfLife National C-Store Awards recognise and reward best practice in retailing in all its key areas of operation.

The glittering gala awards dinner took place in the luxury 4 star Royal Marine Hotel Dublin on November 22nd.

On behalf of our sponsors and the team at ShelfLife, we wish to thank all of those that took part.

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1. Food to Go - Mark Hargadon of Aryzta Food Solutions with Terry McShane, David Tarrant and Aidan Hennigan of Casey’s Londis

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2. Best Car Accessory Section - Damien Emerson, director, Station Master, with Aiste Adomavicuite and Karl Thompson of Topaz City Avenue

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3. John McDonald of ShelfLife magazine with Billy Massey, John McGloin and Paul Cluskey of McGloin’s Gala, Foxford, Co. Mayo

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4. Best News Dept - Michael Curran, Sales Mgr, Daily Mail, with Billy Shearer of XL Newsagents Eyre Square

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5. Best Fresh + Chilled - Gillian Hamill, Editor, ShelfLife, with David Bagenall of Spar Parkwest

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6. Best Solid Fuel Retailer - Patricia Mulligan of Bord na Móna with Martin Lowe of LondisTopaz, Grange, Co. Sligo

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7. Staff Development Award - Brian Rouse, Key Acct Manager, Payzone, with Rayleen McCaughey of DaybreakTop Oil, Co. Monaghan

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8. Best Sports + Protein Dept - Tom Gannon of Fulfil with Karl Fitzgerald of Applegreen, Swords

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9. Best Community Initiative - Ian Mulvaney of ShelfLife, with Seamus Griffin of Griffin’s Londis, Grafton Street

 

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10. Best Start-up- Cormac Dawson of Centra, with Dean Siney of Nutriquick

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11. Best New C-Store- Concept Adrian Tyrell, National Sales Mgr, PostPoint, with Ray Lee, Fiona O’Keefe, Brendan Lee of Lees Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

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12. Best Impulse Offering- Nikki Murran of Excel Recruitment, with Paudi Byrne, Spar Tipperary Town Plaza

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13.Bakery Award- Mark Hargadon of Aryzta Food Solutions with Damien Johnston, Costcutter, Taylor’s Lane

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14.Retail Technology Supplier of the Year- Mark Morgan of ShelfLife Magazine, with Suzanne Cleary, Pat Cleary, Margaret Jordan and Michael Jordan of JBM Merit

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15.Best New Convenience Store Product Launch- Colin Donnelly, Spar Sales Director, with Kevin O’Sullivan, Cadbury’s Roundies

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16.Best C-Store Marketing of the Year- Mary Bedair of Leaders Enterprises with Tom Gannon of Fulfil and Philip McGowan of Richmond Marketing

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17.C-Store Product of the Year Colm Fitzsimons, XL Business Development Mgr, with Simon Fitzpatrick, Coca-Cola

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18.C-Store Wine of the Year Jim Barry of the Barry Group with Tom Gaskin and Linda Cowen of Santa Rita

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19.C-Store Supplier of the Year Billy Massey, Gala Operations Manager, with Brendan Egan and Eric Nolan of Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland

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

 

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

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22.National Lottery Retailer of the Year- Jim O’Connor of the National Lottery with winners Kevin Ford and Jim O’Connor of Dungarvan Topaz/Daybreak, Co. Waterford

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23.Small Forecourt Retailer of the Year- Paul Cummins of Seachange with Runner up Yvonne Duffy of Maxol Mace, Westport

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24.Small Forecourt Retailer of the Year - Paul Cummins of Seachange with Winners Agnis Agnis Puinculs and Kate Stepowsa of Maxol Mace Ballycoolin

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25.Large Forecourt Retailer of the Year- Paul Cummins of Seachange with Runners-Up Jurgita Dulkyte of Applegreen Wicklow

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26.Large Forecourt Retailer of the Year - Paul Cummins of Seachange with (Joint Winners) O’Briens Costcutter Amber

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27.Large Forecourt Retailer of the Year - Paul Cummins of Seachange with (Joint Winners) Des Walsh and Julianna Murphy of Topaz Dublin Port

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28.National Winner – Under 1,500sq ft David Vaz, Circulation Mgr, Daily Mail Group with Runners-up Thomas Ennis, Sandra McCormack, Joanna Staran and Anna Carter, Spar Gourmet, Baggot St

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29.National Winner – Under 1,500sq ft - David Vaz with winners Martin Moran, Finbar Filan and Sami Saini of Filan’s Centra, Sligo

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30.National Winner – 1,500 – 2,000sq ft -Mark Hargadon with Runners-up Theresa and Peter Byrne of Byrne’s Londis, Aughrim

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31.National Winner – 1,500 – 2,000sq ft -Mark Hargadon with winners Joe and Marian Byrne of Spar Custom House Square

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32.National Winner – 2,500 – 4,000sq ft - Dermot Griffin of National Lottery with Runners-up Fionnuala and Rossa McCusker Centra Go Fuels Ballyshannon

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33.National Winner – 2,500 – 4,000sq ft - Dermot Griffin of National Lottery with winners Sean Heaphy of Texaco Spar Fermoy and Colin Donnelly of Spar

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34.National Winner – 4,000+sq ft - John McDonald with runner up Norman Lenihan of Costcutter Bealadangan

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35.National Winner – 4,000+sq ft - John McDonald with Louise Lee, Brian Tynan, Melissa Lee, Fiona O’Keefe of Lee’s Centra, Charleville

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36.C-Store of the Year - David Vaz with winners Martin Moran, Finbar Filan and Sami Saini of Filan’s Centra, Sligo

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

BEST CAR ACCESSORY SECTION 2017 // Sponsored by Station Master

Topaz, City Avenue, Citywest, Dublin 24.

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

McGloin’s Gala, Foxford, Co. Mayo

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

XL Newsagents, Eyre Square, Co. Galway

BEST FRESH & CHILLED DEPARTMENT 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife

Spar Parkwest, Dublin 12

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

Londis/Topaz, Grange, Co. Sligo

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Payzone

Top Oil/Daybreak Service Station, Co. Monaghan

BEST SPORTS & PROTEIN OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Fulfil

Applegreen Swords, Mountgorry, Co. Dublin

BEST COMMUNITY INITIATIVE 2017 // Sponsored by ShelfLife.ie

Griffins Londis, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

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

Dungarvan Topaz/Daybreak, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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

Lee’s Centra, Charleville, Co. Cork

BEST IMPULSE OFFERING 2017 // Sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Spar, Tipperary Town Plaza, Co. Tipperary

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

JBM Merit

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

Cadbury Roundies

BEST C-STORE MARKETING OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by Leaders Enterprises

Fulfil

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

Coca-Cola

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

Santa Rita

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

Sponsored by Gala Retail Services

CONVENIENCE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 2017 // Sponsored by EIQA

Gus O’Hara

BEST START-UP AWARD 2017 // Sponsored by Centra

NutriQuick

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

Runner-up: Maxol Mace, Westport

Winner: Maxol Mace, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

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

Runner-up: Applegreen Wicklow

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

Runner-up: Spar Gourmet, Baggot Street

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

Runner-up: 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

Runner-up: 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

Runner-up: Costcutter Bealadangan

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

Costcutter, Taylors Lane, Dublin 16

SUPREME CHAMPION AWARD WINNER NATIONAL CONVENIENCE STORE WINNER 2017 //Sponsored by Cuisine de France, National Lottery, The Irish Daily Mail

Winner: Filan’s Centra, Sligo