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County Antrim stores win Musgrave ‘Store of the Year’ Awards

Two smiling men in smart suits holding a plaque.

Centra McCool’s Ballymena owner Peter McCool (left) and store manager Kevin Killough celebrate after achieving the bronze award in the Centra Foodmarket Store of the Year category.


A total of 11 stores in County Antrim, including Ballymena stores, have been commended for excellence at the Musgrave Northern Ireland ‘Store of the Year Awards’. 


The Musgrave awards ceremony celebrates and recognises the achievements, hard work and dedication of its retail partners across the SuperValu, Centra and MACE brands.



SuperValu McCool’s Kells claimed the title of SuperValu Store of the Year for the second year in a row, once again recognised for its outstanding service and support for the community. Receiving bronze in the same category was SuperValu McCool’s Ballymoney, while Centra McCool’s in Ballymena was awarded bronze in the Centra Foodmarket Store of the Year section.


Centra Lusty’s Larne Port achieved bronze in the Centra High Convenience Store of the Year category while Centra Carrickfergus took home the Company Owned Centra Store of the Year award, followed by runners up Centra Portglenone and Centra Whitemountain. SuperValu Lisburn was also a runner up in the Company Owned SuperValu Store of the Year category.



MACE Donnelly’s Rathkenny received the bronze award in the MACE large format category while MACE Boyd’s Main Street, Toome was a runner up for the Excellence in Social Media award.


Musgrave NI Managing Director Trevor Magill, John Crawford from sponsor Diageo, Peter McCool owner of SuperValu Kells; Debbie McGall store manager; awards host Sarah Travers; and Paddy Murney, Retail Sales Director Musgrave NI.

Musgrave NI Managing Director Trevor Magill, John Crawford from sponsor Diageo, Peter McCool owner of SuperValu Kells; Debbie McGall store manager; awards host Sarah Travers; and Paddy Murney, Retail Sales Director Musgrave NI.


Trevor Magill, Managing Director of Musgrave Northern Ireland said:


“The Musgrave Store of the Year awards provide us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements, hard work and dedication of our retail partners and Musgrave owned stores, across our three brands.


“I want to say a huge thank you to all our retailers who work so hard to maintain the highest standards across our brands. Congratulations to all the finalists and award winners who never fail to deliver the best customer service to communities across Northern Ireland.”



The awards ceremony was hosted by journalist and broadcaster Sarah Travers last Friday night in The Culloden Estate and Spa Hotel. Finalists are selected following several rigorous rounds of performance and standards audits, with the highest accolade being ‘Store of the Year’.


Musgrave Store of the Year Winners


• SuperValu Store of the Year, sponsored by Diageo


Winner: SuperValu McCool’s, Kells


Finalists:

SuperValu Fruitfield Woods (silver)

SuperValu McCool’s Ballymoney (bronze)

SuperValu Wilson’s, Garvaghy Road, Portadown

SuperValu Downey’s Dublin Road, Newry

 


• Overall Centra Store of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola


Winner: Centra, McGleenan’s Keady

 

• Overall MACE Store of the Year, sponsored by Britvic


Winner: MACE, Dolan’s Gortin Road, Omagh

 

• Centra Foodmarket Store of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola


Winner: Centra McGleenan’s Keady


Finalists:

Centra Cathcart’s Toome

Centra Lilley’s, Dublin Road, Enniskillen (silver)

Centra McCool’s Ballymena (bronze)

Centra McGivern’s Beechmount

 

• Centra High-Convenience Store of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola


Winner: Centra Kavanagh’s Waterloo Place, Derry~Londonderry


Finalists:

Centra Farrell’s Boucher Road, Belfast

Centra Gracey’s City Quays, Belfast

Centra Lusty’s Larne Port (bronze)

Centra Boal and Martin’s, Great Victoria Street, Belfast (silver)

 


• MACE Store of the Year (small format), sponsored by Britvic


Winner: MACE McPolin’s Annaclone 


Finalists:

MACE Gracey’s Gasworks, Belfast (bronze)

MACE McDonald’s, Lurgan (silver)

MACE McFarland’s Newmills

MACE Quinn’s Castle Street, Belfast

 

• MACE Store of the Year (large format), sponsored by Britvic


Winner: MACE Dolan’s Gortin Road, Omagh


Finalists:

MACE Donnelly’s Rathkenny (bronze)

MACE Gracey’s Newtown Park, Belfast (silver)

MACE McGranaghan’s Blacks Road, Belfast

MACE Wilson’s Coleraine

 

• Newcomer of the Year winner, sponsored by Linden Foods


Winner: Centra Farrell’s Stewartstown Road, Belfast


Finalists:

Mace Devlin’s Madden, Armagh

Mace Heenan’s Bessbrook

 

• SuperValu Company Owned Store of the Year, sponsored by Kerry Foods


Winner: SuperValu, Portstewart


Finalists:

SuperValu, Downpatrick

SuperValu, Lisburn     

 

• Centra Company Owned Store of the Year, sponsored by Pilgrim’s


Winner: Centra, Carrickfergus


Finalists:

Centra, Portglenone

Centra, Whitemountain

 

• SuperValu Excellence in Social Media, sponsored by McCain Foods


Winner: SuperValu Poole’s Dromore


Finalists:

SuperValu Poole’s Moira

SuperValu Woods’ Fruitfield

 

• Centra Excellence in Social Media, sponsored by McCain Foods


Winner: Centra Conway’s Dunman (Cookstown)


Finalists:

Centra Cuttle’s Deansbridge

Centra McGleenan’s Keady

 

• Mace Excellence in Social Media sponsored by Mars Confectionary


Winner: Mace McFarland’s Newmills


Finalists:

Mace Boyd’s Main Street, Toome

Mace Heenan’s Bessbrook


• SuperValu Fundraising Store of the Year for Action Cancer


Winner: SuperValu Limavady                     

 

• Centra Fundraising Store of the Year for Action Cancer


Winner: Centra Bradley’s Maghera

 

• MACE Fundraising Store of the Year for NI Chest Heart and Stroke


Winner: MACE McDonald’s, Lurgan

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