Convenience Retail Awards 2018 shortlist released

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The shortlist for the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards has been released.

Many of the UK’s leading convenience operators, plus a number of up-and-coming stores that have benefited from significant investment, are in the running for the awards, which recognise both all-round excellence and outstanding achievement in key categories and disciplines in the convenience marketplace.

CRA 2018 is organised by Convenience Store and The Grocer, and is backed by some of the leading suppliers and support organisations in the UK convenience industry, including Aunt Bessie’s, Bestway, Camelot, Carlsberg, Muller, Peas Please, Pernod Ricard, Pladis, Republic Technologies, ACS and HIM.

Joining this list are Snowshock and Utilita Energy Limited, which are the latest companies to show their support for the industry by sponsoring the Best New Store award and Energy Efficiency Award respectively.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the awards dinner and presentation evening at the Royal Lancaster, London, on 15 March. For more information about the event, including how to attend, visit the official website.

Full shortlist:

Best Small Store

Best-one, Wanstead

Hooton’s Newsagents (Best-one), Golborne

Hunt’s Bowerham (Spar)

Simply Fresh Inkberrow

 

Best Independent Store

Ancoats General Store, Manchester

Costcutter Brunel University

Jet Abbeyside Service Station (Spar) Selby

Mullan’s Spar, Armagh

Nisa Local & PO, Fletton, Peterborough

 

Best Multiple/Franchise Store

Holbeach Food Store (Lincolnshire Co-op)

Spar Bovalley, Limavady

Spar Roe Lane, Southport

Welcome Co-operative Liberty Quays, Southampton

 

Best Large Store

Budgens of Islington

McBride Retail Group (Spar) Mullaghmore, Omagh

McCullagh’s Classic Service Station (Spar), Omagh

Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry

Simply Fresh Surrey University, Guildford

Warner’s Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh

 

Best New Store – sponsored by Snowshock

Pembrokeshire College Little Fresh

Spar Madigan’s Court, Belfast

Spar Walkden, Greater Manchester

 

Best Chilled Food Retailer – sponsored by Muller

Budgens of Islington

Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry

Spar Roe Lane, Southport

 

Best Customer Service – sponsored by Bestway

Londis Ferme Park Road, London

Mullan’s Spar, Armagh

Simply Fresh, Inkberrow

 

Best Fresh Produce Retailer – sponsored by Peas Please

Budgens of Islington

McBride Retail Group (Spar) Mullaghmore, Omagh

Spar Roe Lane, Southport

 

Best Communication to Shoppers – sponsored by HIM

Ancoats General Store, Manchester

Budgens of Islington

McCullagh’s Classic Service Station (Spar), Omagh

 

Best Mealtime Missions – sponsored by Aunt Bessie’s

Mulkerns Eurospar, Newry

Mullan’s Spar, Armagh

Spar Roe Lane, Southport

 

Community Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Camelot

Best-one Byrams Park

Budgens of Islington

Holbeach Food Store (Lincolnshire Co-op)

 

Off Licence Store of the Year – sponsored by Pernod Ricard

Hunt’s Bowerham (Spar)

Spar Madigan’s Court, Belfast

Warner’s Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh

 

Innovation Award – sponsored by Republic Technologies

Ancoats General Store, Manchester

Simply Fresh Surrey University, Guildford

Welcome Co-operative Liberty Quays, Southampton

 

Retailer’s Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Pladis

Paul Gardner

Stephen & Donna Mullan

Steve Bassett

 

Food to Go Retailer of the Year (large store)

Scotmid Thornhill

McCullagh’s Classic Service Station (Spar), Omagh

Simply Fresh Surrey University

 

Food to Go Retailer of the Year (small store)

Hooton’s Newsagent (Best-one), Golborne

Nisa Local & PO, Fletton, Peterborough

Spar Poyntzpass

 

Best Use of Technology

Cosctutter Brunel University

Warner’s Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh

Welcome Co-operative Liberty Quays, Southampton

 

Responsible Retailing Award

Best-one Wanstead

Eldred Drive Stores (Premier)

Londis Westham Road, Weymouth

 

Energy Efficiency Award

Jet Abbeyside Service Station (Spar) Selby

Nisa Local & PO, Fletton, Peterborough

Spar Hackenthorpe

 

Product of the Year – sponsored by Best-one

Eat Real crisps

Fever Tree Tonic Water

Grenade Protein Bars

Gordon’s Pink Gin

Nature Valley Protein bars

Robinsons Refresh’d

 

Readers' comments (1)

  • Surprised to see no COSTCUTTER stores in the North of Ireland on the list.Wonder why?

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