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29 May 2022

SPAR Junction 14 near Monasterevin, Kildare is named Ireland’s Best Convenience Store

SPAR Junction 14 near Monasterevin, Kildare is named Ireland’s Best Convenience Store

Junction 14 Mayfield / PHOTO: LIDON GROUP

SPAR Junction 14, managed by Gavin Moran, was recently awarded National Convenience Store of the Year for 2021 at the annual ShelfLife C-Store Awards ceremony.

As well as taking the Supreme National Award for 2021, SPAR Junction 14 was also presented with Gold awards for the Forecourt Retailer of the Year (Large) and Food-to-Go Retailer of the year categories.

The store was also victorious in the New Convenience Store Concept/Offering category on the night.

Initially due to be held in November 2021, the ceremony was postponed due to the increase of Covid-19 hospitalisations occurring at that time, and to ensure the safety of all involved.

On the night, ShelfLife welcomed 330 guests from across the industry, where awards were presented across 24 categories in total.

Mark Hargadon, commercial director convenience, Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland joins George Canavan, sales & operations manager, National Lottery and ShelfLife publisher John McDonald to present the Champion Award – National Convenience Store of the Year 2021 to Peter Varga, Penyo Shilev-Kulesza and manager Gavin Moran of SPAR Junction 14, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. Pic Supplied

Congratulating the team in SPAR Junction 14, Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director said: "I would like to extend my congratulations to Gavin and his team on winning this prestigious national title: it is their relentless drive and ambition that sets them apart."

"The store and staff are very deserving of this industry accolade, and they are great champions for the SPAR brand," he added.

The judges said of this year’s Supreme National Winner, SPAR Junction 14 in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare: "The overall Supreme Champion Award winner consistently delivers excellent customer service, with first-class foodservice and friendly, helpful staff.

"With a wide array of fresh food options available, customers are spoilt for choice and our Supreme Winner’s reputation for high standards across the board has resulted in this store becoming a real destination spot.

"The quality throughout this winning store is clear, even down to the smallest detail: (it is) a store truly designed with the customer’s comfort and convenience top of mind," they added.

The ShelfLife C-Store Awards were set up to acknowledge stores and individuals that set the standards for the industry. 

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