Centra Retailers Honoured Among the Best in UK!

Leading NI convenience retailer Centra was honoured last night in London at the 2019 Retail Industry Awards, taking home the title of “Convenience Retailer of the Year”.  Lilley’s Centra Dublin Road in Enniskillen was also a winner picking up “Food-to-go Retailer of the Year”.

Speaking today Michael McCormack, Managing Director of Centra in Northern Ireland said:

“To be awarded Convenience Retailer of the Year is a great achievement for everyone associated with Centra and is testament to the hard work that has been put in over the years by our teams both at local and national level.  As consumer demand for high quality convenience increases, Centra is responding with refreshed, inviting, modern stores that offer the latest in convenience and this award underlines this. 

“I would also like to congratulate Una Lilley and her team at Centra Dublin Road, Enniskillen who competed against some of the best stores in the UK, and brought home the Food-to-go Retailer of the Year award.”

Store Owner, Una Lilley, commented:  “To receive this recognition within 12 months of opening is simply incredible and I am absolutely thrilled for our Dublin Road store team. Food-to-go was our focus from the store’s planning stages. We researched different concepts and ideas and selected those that we felt matched the market in our area and it has proven to be very successful.

“However, it is the deli staff that deliver the goods on a daily basis. This is an amazing achievement for the entire food-to-go team and recognises their enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the delivery of an excellent and varied food-to-go offering in a very busy store.”

Bradley’s Centra in Maghera was highly commended in the Digital Engagement category for their digital enhancements both in store and at the fuel pumps while Centra Church Street in Banbridge was highly commended in the Forecourt Retailer of the Year category.

Widely regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the grocery sector, the Retail Industry Awards reward excellence and outstanding achievement across a broad range of categories, recognising independent retailers alongside the large supermarket groups.