Fresh The Good Food Market awarded ‘the best convenience store in the world’
Irish retail group wins
2018 NACS International Convenience Retailer of the Year
DUBLIN – Fresh The Good Food Market has won the 2018 NACS International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for its Camden Street store in Dublin, Ireland. The award was presented during the NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London on 6th June at this year’s NACS European Convenience Retail Awards gala at the Hilton Hotel, Bankside, London.
The award honours the most innovative and successful international convenience and fuel retailing store of the year, as chosen by a Grand Jury of leading international retailers and experts. The winner earns the accolade of “the best convenience store in the world.”
Judges agreed that Fresh The Good Market exemplifies excellence in convenience retailing. Said one judge: “Really a unique and powerful example of ‘foodvenience,’ with food as a destination and a broad range and appeal set in an authentic food experience.” Another judge added, “One of the stand-out entrants this year, strong across all categories and challenging the norm for urban convenience retailing.”
The judging panel recognised the positive impact Fresh took in terms of developing the in store experience. Specifically, The Fresh Kitchen, The Fresh Caffé, it’s extensive in store dining, partnerships with indigenous Irish brands and its complete focus and commitment to preparing freshly made food throughout the day.
On receiving the accolade, Noel Smith, Founder and Managing Director of Fresh, said ‘We are thrilled to be chosen by the judging panel of NACS as their 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year. The standard of all of this year’s finalists was extremely high. As a company, we are passionate about pushing the boundaries of food retailing and maintaining the best standards throughout our stores so to be recognised by NACS is fantastic for our team. We will continue to develop and continue innovating for our customers’
Competition for this year’s International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award was strong, with 14 finalists from retail companies in India, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia and Spain selected by convenience and fuel retailing industry peers.