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the awards

One of a series of events hosted throughout the year by Checkout Magazine, the National Retailer Supplier Awards will take place at the Radisson Blu Golden Lane in Dublin, on Friday 24 November.

This event acknowledges best-in-class logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, store fitouts, utility providers, loyalty programmes, facilities management and merchandising teams – in essence, the suppliers ‘behind the scenes’ that make Ireland’s retail industry one of the most competitive in the world.

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why enter

This event is expected to attract interest from businesses both directly associated with the retail trade, and those with third party links to the sector – a celebration of the best of the best when it comes to supplier excellence. It is a chance to not only network with other leaders in the industry, but also to promote growing businesses and new services directly to the grocery retail sector.

Categories

Best new store build – large

This category acknowledge the best new large scale (over 10,000 sq feet) grocery store developments over the past 12 months, examining the scale and scope of the project itself, how well the completed project meets the original brief, and the response by the local community to said project. Award entries should take the form of a case study, outlining the before, during and after associated with the project.

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Best New Store Build – Small

This category will acknowledge the best new small to medium-sized (under 10,000 sq feet) grocery store developments over the past 12 months. Award entries should take the form of a case study, outlining the before, during and after associated with the project.
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Best Store Redesign – Large

This category acknowledges the best store redesign of the past 12 months, again examining how the completed project has enhanced the store’s offering. This category is open to stores over 10,000 square feet: for example, mainstream supermarkets. Award entries should take the form of a case study.
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Best Store Redesign – Small

This award acknowledges the best store redesign of the past 12 months in stores under 10,000 square feet: convenience stores, forecourt stores and small-to-medium supermarket outlets. Award entries should take the form of a case study.
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Best Third Party Logistics Supplier

This category is open to third party logistics suppliers serving the retail grocery and FMCG industry. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Shop Equipment Supplier – Food & Beverage

This category is open to all providers of shop fitting equipment used in food/beverage preparation and display, including refrigeration, display counters, salad bars, food preparation equipment, kitchen supplies, hot drinks units, ice cream/smoothie makers and other related areas. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Shop Equipment Supplier – Non-Food

This category is open to all providers of non food- related shop fitting equipment, including lighting, heating, ventilation, shelf stocking, stock management and other related areas. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best POS Equipment Supplier

This category is open to providers of point-of-sale equipment to retailers, including checkout systems, self-checkout systems, cash handling systems and other POS-based technologies. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Commercial Vehicle/Fleet Management Supplier

This category is open to providers of commercial vehicles and transport solutions serving the retail grocery and FMCG industry. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best In-Store Merchandising Provider

This category is open to suppliers of in-store merchandising solutions to grocery retailers, including stands, floor graphics, shelf talkers, in- store builds, ‘dump bins’, POS displays and other merchandising solutions aimed at promoting a particular brand or service in-store. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Software Solutions Provider

This category is aimed at providers of software solutions that assist retailers with areas such as stock management, cashflow management, staff management, merchandising, promotions management, ordering and other related areas. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Security Provider

This category is aimed at providers of security services and facilities to the retail grocery industry. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Cleaning & Hygiene Services Provider

This category is aimed at suppliers of cleaning and hygiene services to the retail grocery industry. Award entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.
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Best Recruitment Provider

This category acknowledges recruitment providers to the retail trade, rewarding excellence in sourcing, training, and how well said providers meet the demands of an increasingly demanding retail sector.
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Best Packaging/Design Services Provider

This category is open to packaging and design suppliers and consultancies servicing the Irish retail and FMCG sector. Award entrants should use a case study/case studies to illustrate how they have helped create and/or deliver effective, impactful packaging and design solutions working alongside retailers or suppliers.
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Retail Innovation Of The Year

This award acknowledges an innovative new product or service, developed over the past 12 months, that has helped to deliver operational efficiencies and workplace improvements to businesses operating in the retail and FMCG sectors.
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judging process

Following the receipt of all entries, the judging process for the Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards will commence. The judging panel will comprise acknowledged retail commentators and consultants as well as a number of industry experts.

Where possible, all entries should outline how the supplier in question has delivered cost savings and efficiency improvements for the retailer/supplier(s) that it works with, using examples if possible.

In the case of the New Store Build categories, entries should take the form of a case study, outlining the before, during and after associated with the project. The judging process is expected to be completed by the end of October, at which time all finalists will be contacted.

For further information, contact editor@checkout.ie

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About us

The most influential publication for the grocery retail and FMCG sector in Ireland, Checkout has been in operation for more than 40 years, during which time it has established itself as the premier source of news, information, market data and insight into the Irish retail grocery sector.

Checkout is edited by Stephen Wynne-Jones, one of Ireland’s foremost experts on the FMCG sector, and the leading media commentator on grocery-related issues. Checkout is part of a publishing group which includes the leading pan-European retail magazine, ESM, Hospitality Ireland and the weekly Retail Intelligence newsletter.

Checkout is distributed to the owners and managers of retail stores across the independent, multiple, forecourt, discount, speciality and symbol sectors, including store managers and key executives at head office level in multiples, discounters and wholesalers. Checkout is also distributed to food manufacturers, importers, distributors, logistics providers and all support industries supplying the grocery sector.