Off-trade

Bantry wins SuperValu Off-Licence of Year

SuperValu Bantry, Cork, emerged as the Overall SuperValu Off-Licence of the Year at the annual Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off-Licence of the Year Awards which took place at The Galway Bay Hotel recently.
From left: Edward Dillon Chief Executive Andy O'Hara with Overall Store of the Year Winners Jim O'Keeffe, Ronan Dempsey, Anthony Harte and Damien Scull of SuperValu Bantry Cork, Yvonne O’Shaugnessy of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland with Terry Pennington of Santa Rita Estates at the Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off Licence of the Year Awards.

From left: Edward Dillon Chief Executive Andy O’Hara with Overall Store of the Year Winners Jim O’Keeffe, Ronan Dempsey, Anthony Harte and Damien Scull of SuperValu Bantry Cork, Yvonne O’Shaugnessy of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland with Terry Pennington of Santa Rita Estates at the Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off Licence of the Year Awards.

The winners were selected from over 220 SuperValu stores across Ireland and 26 finalists came through the judging process.

All 26 finalist stores attended on the night and the winners were:

 

  • Overall Winner SuperValu Off Licence of the Year: SuperValu Bantry, Cork
  • Large Store of the Year: SuperValu Glanmire, Cork
  • Medium Store of the Year: SuperValu Cobh, Cork
  • Small Store of the Year: SuperValu Tullow, Carlow

 

On the night itself, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, tasting some of Edward Dillon’s best-loved brands including Bombay Sapphire Gin, Bombay Citron Presse, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple.

Hosted by RTE’s Shay Byrne with entertainment from Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell, guests enjoyed an evening of laughter and food paired with Santa Rita wines.

This year’s Award-winners receive an exclusive trip to Spain, visiting the Rioja Region and exploring the sights of Madrid.

Jim O’Keeffe, Ronan Dempsey, Damien Scull and Anthony Harte were there on the night to represent SuperValu Bantry.

Lillian Twomey and Noel O’Riordan were there representing SuperValu Glanmire while John Paul Curtin, Jim Garvey and Kevin McCarthy represented SuperValu Cobh.

Tommie Hickson and Bridget Hickson represented SuperValu Tullow.

Each of the winners were presented with their award by Edward Dillon Chief Executive Andy O’Hara and Trish Feely of Santa Rita Estates.

The finalist stores were judged by Michael Cunningham and were marked on a range of criteria including overall appearance, innovation and customer service.

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