McBrides SPAR Gortin Road bags a hat-trick at National Awards

One of Tyrone ‘s most well-known local convenience store retailer’s, McBrides SPAR Gortin Road has this week celebrated bagging a hat-trick of awards at national awards ceremony, the Convenience Retail Awards held at 155 Bishopsgate in London on St Patrick’s Day. 

McBride’s SPAR, Gortin Road, part of the McBride Retail Group, impressed the judges with their tremendous standards, expertly honed points of difference and were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the industry picking up accolades in three categories; ‘Best Chilled Food Retailer’, ‘Best Communication to Shoppers’ and ‘Food to Go Retailer of the Year’.

The Convenience Retail Awards organised by Convenience Store and The Grocer recognise and reward the very best in Convenience Retailing on a national level. The awards ceremony celebrated outstanding achievement across convenience stores as a whole, as well as rewarding excellence in key specialist disciplines. 

Peter McBride, owner of McBride Retail Group said; 

“We are delighted that the store’s growing successes have been recognized at industry level with the store receiving three significant accolades at the Convenience Retail Awards. Our award wins are a real testament to our hard working staff and how the whole store is delivering the best for our community. 

Providing an extensive product offering to our customers is of utmost importance to the SPAR brand, and we’re delighted to be able to offer our shoppers the best Northern Irish products at great value. We work hard to deliver the best customer experience in store, from easy navigation to five-star customer service at checkout.” 

David Rees, Editor, Convenience Store magazine: 

“McBride’s SPAR in Omagh was so strong in so many key product categories it was hardly surprising that it should pick up more than one award on the night. The excellent choice and presentation of fresh, chilled and local food, the appetising and thriving deli and food to go offer, and the commitment to customer service through strong communication, in-store tastings and great store management make it the model of what a local independent convenience outlet could and should offer shoppers every day.”

 Paddy Doody, Sales & Marketing Director at Henderson Wholesale, owners of the SPAR franchise in Northern Ireland added;

 “We’re delighted for the McBride Retail Group that SPAR Gortin Road has won three industry-recognised awards. We’re proud to work with the Group to deliver the highest convenience standards throughout their 11 stores in Northern Ireland and we would like to congratulate the team on their most recent successes.”

 McBride’s SPAR, Gortin Road has been serving the Tyrone community for over 20 years and has fought off competition over the years from large multiples in the area to become a successful convenience store.

 The first McBride Retail store was opened in 1988 and the Group now has 11 hugely successful SPAR stores situated throughout Northern Ireland.