Convenience Retail Awards: Finalists announced

Convenience Retail Awards: Finalists announced

Ten retailers with Post Offices have made it through to the finals of this year’s Convenience Retail Awards, a great achievement.

These awards are about celebrating the hard work, commitment and ingenuity of convenience store owners. It is good to see that so many of the top retailers in this field have a Post Office as an integral part of their successful retail business.

Better still, many of the finalist retailers with Post Offices have been recognised for excellence in more than one category. Take a look at the list below.

Branch Finalist for
Londis Caterways, Horsham, West Sussex Best small store
Best customer service
Premier Kenninghall, Norfolk Best small store
Off licence store of the year
Spar Preston, Weymouth, Dorset Best small store
Londis Woodhouse, Leeds Best independent store
Best communication to shoppers
McBride’s Spar, Mullaghmore, Omagh Best multiple/franchise store
Food to go retailer of the year
Best chilled food retailer
Simply Fresh, Surrey University (Compass Group) Best multiple/ franchise store
Guildford Best customer service
Innovation award
Food to go retailer of the year
Spar Donegal Road, Belfast Food to go retailer of the year
Family Shopper, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire Community Retailer of the Year
Retailer’s retailer of the year
Best use of technology
Londis Oaktree Road, Southampton Best Use of Technology
Brownlie’s (Best-one) Biggar, South Lanarkshire Energy Efficiency Award

They have all been invited to attend the gala dinner on 14 March, one of the first such events in the awards calendar.

We’ll be following the progress of Post Office branches in several awards in the coming months, including the Scottish Local Retailer Awards, Rural Oscars, Scottish Grocer Awards, Convenience Retail Awards and Retail Industry Awards. It’s a great way to pick up tips for success and to recognise the impressive work done by postmasters and their varied retail businesses around the UK.

To all finalists in Convenience Retail Awards, well done to you and your team - and enjoy the awards night!