Best practice standards recognised for Hughes Foodhall Camlough

Best practice standards recognised for Hughes Foodhall Camlough
Rachell Cassells from sponsor Nextgen 360 with Gerard Hughes and Grainne Hughes.

Hughes Foodhall Camlough was praised for being a “thriving store” as it was named Neighbourhood Store of the Year (Category 4) at the 2022 Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.

Judges said the store, situated at the “heart of the community” provided a “fantastic range of products and services to local people and passing trade”.

“The merchandising was immaculate, and the friendliness of the staff created a great atmosphere in the store,” they added.

Owner, Gerard Hughes said the whole family and team were “delighted to win the award”.

“Our team here at Hughes Foodhall Camlough work hard to achieve consistent ‘best practice’ standards throughout the store and it was great to see the Spotcheck judges acknowledge this in their comments,” said Gerard.

“Staff feel really motivated by the award and many customers and suppliers have commented positively on it too. Since the awards, we have also had a steady stream of visiting retailers from a number of our competitor symbol operators – recognition indeed!”

Independently judged by Spotcheck, the awards are judged to exacting standards over a three-month period.

Now in their 26th year, the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards reward excellence, recognise achievement, raise industry standards and reward entrepreneurial spirit.

“We feel honoured that the industry has recognised a standalone independent and larger store format retailer like Hughes Foodhall Camlough as being worthy of the Neighbourhood Store of the Year (Cat 4),” added Gerard.