Two Irish retailers are included in the shortlist of six for the 2012 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award.
Centra Rochestown and Junction 14/Spar Express join retailers from New Zealand, UK, Norway and the USA in the nominations for the annual Insight NACS International award.
In 2011 Centra Rochestown installed the latest EPoS Touch Screen solution from CBE with full forecourt integration. They were also one of the first stores in the country to install in-store digital advertising to promote their products and services.
According to the judges, Centra Rochestown has been nominated as “they have put fresh foods and value at the centre of its offer and has a strong community following as a result. Its vision is to provide the best fresh foods every day, at good value prices; in a local and friendly environment. The store has been designed with the customer in mind and to showcase the hero product categories such as the serve over food counters.”
The store is operated by Terry & Sieglinde Murphy in Rochestown, Co. Cork.
Junction 14/Spar Express
Brothers Liam and Donal Fitzpatrick opened the state-of-the-art motorway service station – Junction 14/Spar Express – in mid-2011 and have gone from strength to strength ever since.
Located in Co. Kildare on the busy M7 motorway, the store implemented the CBE EPoS solution along with the award winning WinRetail back office software with complete fuel integration.
The judges noted that “The format is designed to cater for motorists’ every need. The M7 service area at Junction 14 is reported to have been met with universal approval from Irish drivers, tourists and locals. Junction 14/Spar Express scored highly for the emphasis on freshly made food, great quality coffee and well designed interiors. It clearly raises the standards for motorists and is similar to those standards in Europe”.
Everyone at CBE would like to congratulate both stores on the magnificent achievement of being nominated for such a prestigious award and wish them all the best when the winner is announced at the gala awards night in London on the 26th of September 2012.