2016 National Retail Supplier Awards Honour Ireland’s Best Suppliers

Leading product and service providers to the retail sector were honoured at the second annual Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards, which took place 25 November 2016, at the Radisson Blu Golden Lane, Dublin 8.

The event paid tribute to the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Irish retail sector; suppliers that are fundamental to the success of the industry, in areas such as shop equipment, packaging, merchandising, software development, cleaning, security, recruitment, third party logistics and fleet management.

The top award of the afternoon, for Retail Solution of theYear, was presented to CBE for its ‘Self-Checkout’ solution – which has helped bring self-checkout technology to the independent retail sector.

In addition, two awards were presented for excellence in store development: Maxol Mace M3 Mulhuddart won the Best New Store Build category, while SEL took the prize for Best Store Redesign for its work on Brett’s Centra in Kildare. SEL also won Best Shop Equipment Supplier (Food & Beverage)

A crowd of top-level executives from across the industry was present for the gala awards lunch, which saw awards presented in 13 categories. Attendees also enjoyed music by Ikarumba, and had the chance to go home with one of two premium gift baskets from Fresh: The Good Food Market.

Commenting on the event, Jenny Whelan, editor of Checkout said, “The National Retail Supplier Awards are a chance to reward the best in third party suppliers to Ireland’s world class retail industry.

“They are a chance to give the many businesses and individuals who work behind the scenes to support the retail industry the recognition they truly deserve. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists.”

A full list of winners and finalists can be found below.

 

CHECKOUT NATIONAL RETAIL SUPPLIER AWARDS

1. BEST PACKAGING & DESIGN SERVICES PROVIDER

Smurfit Kappa Ireland

Finalists

Tetra Pak Ireland

Foxpak

2. BEST SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER

Kelsius

Finalists

Sensorpro

Retail Solutions

CBE Ireland

3. BEST RECRUITMENT PROVIDER

Excel Recruitment

Finalists

Brompton Recruitment

CPL

4. BEST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE/FLEET MANAGEMENT SUPPLIER

Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles

Finalists

DAF Distributors Ireland Limited

Open Commercial Vehicles

5. BEST CLEANING & HYGIENE SERVICES PROVIDER

Western Hygiene

Finalists

Food Surplus Management

Noonan Facilities Management

6. BEST STORE REDESIGN

Brett’s Centra Kildare/SEL

Finalists

Power's Centra Rathnew

Kavanagh's Costcutter Express, Dublin

Browne's Londis Kilcock

7. BEST NEW STORE BUILD

Maxol Mace Mulhuddart

Finalists

O'Gorman's SuperValu Kingscourt, Cavan

SuperValu Kilcock

8. BEST SHOP EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER (NON-FOOD)

Cashguard

Finalists

IMS Labels

Vision ID

9. BEST SHOP EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER (FOOD & BEVERAGE)

SEL

Finalists

Astron Engineering

Martin Food Equipment

Coolrite

10. BEST IN-STORE MERCHANDISING PROVIDER

CPM

Finalists

Mood Media

Team Ireland Merchandising

11. BEST POS EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER

Retail Solutions

Finalists

CBE

Payzone

Leaders Enterprises

12. BEST THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS SUPPLIER

Cold Move

Finalists

Nightline

DHL Supply Chain Ireland

13. RETAIL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

CBE: Self-Checkout

Finalists

IMS Labels: Symeyo

Smurfit Kappa ShelfSmart/Store Visualiser180 Degrees