The winners were selected from over 220 SuperValu stores across Ireland from which 25 finalist stores emerged through the judging process. All 25 attended, with SuperValue Midleton in Cork wining the Munster Store of the Year, SuperValu Balgriggan the Leinster Store of the Year and SuperValu Carrickmacross, Monaghan, the Connacht/Ulster Store of the Year.
Guests on the night enjoyed a cocktail reception and the evening was hosted by RTE’s Shay Byrne with entertainment from Irish comedian and actress Deirdre O’Kane.
This year’s Award winners receive an exclusive trip to Argentina visiting Mendoza and the Dona Paula vineyards and exploring the sights of Buenos Aires.
Edward Dillon’s Chief Executive Andy O’Hara and Trish Feely of Santa Rita Estates presented the top award to Liam Ryan, Lillian Twomey and Ross Helan who were there on the night representing SuperValu Glanmire.
Tommie Grimes, Denis O’Brien and Garret Boyle represented SuperValu Midleton and Luke Moriarty, Sinead Brogan, Brian Carrick and Bobby Heade SuperValu Balbriggan.
Vanessa Morris and Ralph Johnson represented SuperValu Carrickmacross.
The finalist stores were judged by Rodney Trenwith and were marked on a range of criteria including overall appearance, innovation and customer service.