Retailers from SuperValu and Centra have been announced as finalists in the 2022 Retail Industry Awards, which will be held in London on September 20.
The retail brands have also both been shortlisted in the Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year category, while Musgrave NI, which owns the brands, is a finalist in the Forecourt Retailer of the Year multiples category.
Regarded as the Oscars of the grocery sector, the Retail Industry Awards reward excellence and outstanding achievement across a broad range of categories, recognising independent retailers alongside the large supermarket groups.
“I would like to congratulate all the SuperValu and Centra stores which have been shortlisted at this year’s Retail Industry Awards,” said Paddy Murney, Musgrave NI retail sales director.
“Last year continued to be a challenging period for our retailers as we worked through the ongoing pandemic, but their commitment and dedication to serving their local communities with the best in modern convenience retailing was, and remains, unwavering.
“The recognition at these awards is testament to this and we look forward to celebrating this level of excellence at the awards ceremony in September.”
SuperValu and Centra have been shortlisted in the following categories at this year’s Retail Industry Awards:
Symbol/Franchise Group of the Year – SuperValu and Centra
Chilled Retailer of the Year
Independent – Carlisle’s SuperValu, Ballynahinch, Co. Down
Independent - McCool’s SuperValu Kells, Co. Antrim
Drinks Retailer of the Year
Independent – Lusty’s Centra, Larne, Co. Antrim
Food-to-go Retailer of the Year
Independent - Lilley’s Centra Drumlyon, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Forecourt Retailer of the Year
Independent – Moran’s Centra, Strand Road, Derry~Londonderry
Company Owned – Centra Mallusk, Co. Antrim
Multiples – Musgrave NI
Independent Retailer of the Year
1,501sq ft to 3,000sq ft – Martin & Boal’s Centra, Holywood, Co. Down
3,001sq ft to 6,000sq ft – Carlisle’s SuperValu, Ballynahinch, Co. Down
Over 6,000sq ft – McGleenan’s Centra, Keady, Co. Armagh
Over 6,000sq ft – Woods’ SuperValu Fruitfield, Richhill, Co. Armagh
Post Office of the Year
Independent – McCool’s Centra, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Store Manager of the Year
Company Owned – Martin McLaughlin, Centra Draperstown, Co. Derry~Londonderry