McInerney’s SuperValu Loughrea takes top award

McInerney’s SuperValu, Loughrea, has scooped the prestigious best large supermarket in Ireland award at the annual Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ awards.

The award is an acknowledgement of SuperValu’s continued commitment to delivering an unrivalled fresh food range at great value prices, while continuing to support Irish suppliers.

The annual awards, hosted by Checkout magazine, recognise retailers for their outstanding contribution to fresh food retailing across the store. Some of Ireland’s most innovative multiples, independent stores, forecourts, delis and specialist outlets competed for the awards.

Last year McInerney’s was awarded best deli at the event.

Presenting the award, the judges said: “McInerney’s won the best deli award last year, but since then it has applied the same exceptional standards to all aspects of the business which is reflected right across the store. Store owner Michael McInerney and his team are passionate about providing their customers with a superb store environment and a wide product range at great value prices.”

Commenting on the award, Michael McInerney of McInerney’s SuperValu, said: “At McInerney’s our team constantly strives to deliver a service to our customers that is different and better, through quality fresh food, great value, and exceptional customer service. As with all SuperValu stores, we offer instore experts - butchers, fishmongers, chefs, bakers and fresh food experts - to advise and help our consumers make the right choice to match their budget and tastes. This makes us stand out from our competitors.”

Stephen Wynne-Jones, editor of Checkout magazine, congratulated McInerney’s SuperValu, saying: “The culture of quality and attention to detail that SuperValu fosters in its stores is not just the finest in Ireland, but arguably exceeds that of most of Europe. In addition, the entrepreneurial spirit of its independent store owners is indicative of the efforts made by the group to achieve optimum standards, particularly when it comes to fresh.”

SuperValu now has 223 stores nationwide with 75 per cent of everything on SuperValu’s shelves sourced or produced in Ireland.

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