Musgrave crown Store of the Year winners at glittering awards ceremony
Three local SuperValu, Centra and MACE stores have clinched the coveted title of ‘Store of the Year’ at Musgrave’s awards event on April 29th.
Back for the first time since 2019, the ceremony saw Musgrave NI celebrate and recognise the achievements, hard work and dedication of its retail partners across the three brands.
SuperValu McCool’s Kells claimed the title of SuperValu Store of the Year and was recognised for its warm and friendly service, and support and fundraising for local events. Judges noted the strong management team and committed and engaged team of colleagues who deliver great customer service, as being key to the success.
Centra Martin and Boal’s in Holywood picked up the Centra Store of the Year award. Consistently high standards across customer service and store standards, plus strong sales growth driven by a resilient team, propelled the store to achieve the winning title.
For MACE, the Store of the Year award went to MACE Dolan’s Kildress. The store has undergone several developments over recent years and has transitioned to a fantastic Store of the Future. Attracting high levels of local and passing trade, the introduction of an Off Sales and Frank and Honest coffee has contributed to its success.
SuperValu Wilson’s Portadown was announced as Newcomer of the Year while in the Musgrave owned store categories, SuperValu Portstewart and Centra Portglenone were champions.
The awards also saw SuperValu Strabane clinching the crown for Fundraising Store of the Year for Action Cancer, while MACE McDonald’s, Lurgan won Fundraiser of the Year for NI Chest Heart and Stroke for the second time, both Musgrave’s charity partners.
Congratulating all finalists, Trevor Magill Managing Director of Musgrave in Northern Ireland said: “The Musgrave Store of the Year Awards are a part of a continuous drive to maintain the highest possible standards across our retail brands. We were delighted to hold the event once again and are proud to recognise the hard work and dedication of our retail partners, as well as our Musgrave owned stores, who are redefining convenience retail.
“Our stores are at the very heart of communities across Northern Ireland and are dedicated to delivering the best in customer service. I thank all of our retailers who work tirelessly to set themselves apart from competitors through hard work, passion and commitment to excellence.”
The awards, which were hosted by radio presenter Pete Snodden and held at the Slieve Donard Hotel, showcase and recognise all of Musgrave’s retailers in Northern Ireland across the SuperValu, Centra and MACE brands. Finalists are selected following several rigorous rounds of performance and standards audits, with the highest accolade being ‘Store of the Year’.
Caption: Celebrating at Musgrave NI’s Store of the Year awards at the Slieve Donard Hotel are (back, left to right) Musgrave NI Managing Director Trevor Magill; Keith Dolan, owner of Mace Kildress which won Mace Store of the Year; Peter McCool, owner of SuperValu Kells which won SuperValu Store of the Year; and Musgrave NI Sales Director Paddy Murney. (Front left to right) Edel O’Connor Mace Kildress store manager; Debbie McGaul SuperValu Kells store manager; and Jonathan Boal, owner of Centra Holywood which won Centra Store of the Year.