Four Mayo retailers are through to the final of Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards (IF&CR ) 2016, it was announced this week. McHugh's Spar/Texaco in Ballindine is through to the 'Forecourt Category 2 with C Store 1,101-1,750 sq ft finals. Hoban’s Centra in Westport is a 'Newcomer of the Year' finalist. Corrib (SPAR ) Ballyhaunis is a finalist in the 'Best Customer Service' category, while Corrib (SPAR ) Swinford is a finalist in the 'Best Food to Go category'.
Set in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday September 15, and hosted by Irish Broadcaster Gráinne Seoige, the awards – now in their 11th year - will celebrate the finest convenience retailers from across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
For the first time, the awards ceremony will follow a major retailing conference, taking place in the same venue earlier that day. All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick, now a leading business consultant, is to lead the action-packed programme of inspirational speakers during the Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Conference, which will be hosted by Irish broadcaster Matt Cooper. The full programme promises to provide motivational presentations, inspire leading retail entrepreneurs, provide insight into the latest retailing trends, and offer a unique networking opportunity.