Local winners at annual Musgrave store awards

Pictured are: Michael McCormack, managing director, Musgrave NI; Peter McCool, McCool’s SuperValu, Ballymoney; Andy Boyd, Boyd’s Centra, Junction One; Frank Boyd, Boyd’s Mace, Toomebridge; and Eamonn Holmes at the annual Musgrave Store of the Year Awards at the Culloden Estate & Spa.

THREE local SuperValu, Centra and Mace stores have clinched the coveted title of ‘Store of the Year' at Musgrave's annual awards.

McCool's SuperValu in Ballymoney claimed the title of SuperValu Store of the Year for a second year. The store, known as the ‘heart of the community', was recognised for championing local suppliers and causes and consistently keeping local at the forefront.

Boyd's Centra, Junction One picked up this year's Centra Store of the Year award. Consistently high standards and a strong sales growth, driven by a strong team, have all contributed to the store's recent success.

It was a family affair for the owners as the team also picked up Mace Store of the Year for Boyd's Mace, Toomebridge. The store underwent a substantial development last year, recently recording its highest week of sales since opening.

Lilley's Centra, Dublin Road in Enniskillen was announced as this year's Newcomer of the Year. The awards also saw SuperValu Limavady clinching the crown for Fundraising Store of the Year for Action Cancer for a fourth year and McDonald's Mace, Lurgan winning Fundraiser of the Year for NI Chest Heart and Stroke.

For the first time, winners of the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) Q Mark Awards were also revealed at this year's Store of the Year Awards, with two stores being recognised this year: Long's SuperValu Woodburn and Bradley's Centra, Maghera.

This year's awards were hosted by TV presenter Eamonn Holmes and were held at the Culloden Estate and Spa.

Musgrave Northern Ireland managing director, Michael McCormack said:

"Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners at this year's Store of the Year Awards. We are proud to be able to recognise those retailers who are breaking new ground and who are redefining convenience.

“Our stores and our retailers are at the very heart of their communities, right across Northern Ireland. They deliver a unique customer offering, setting themselves apart from their competitors with a pioneering approach to retail and their commitment to delivering best-in-class customer service."

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