KARL FITZGERALD OF APPLEGREEN RATHCOOLE

NAMED NATIONAL GROCERY RETAIL MANAGER OF THE YEAR 2021

Supreme Champion praised by judges for “demonstrating the importance of togetherness, health, and the wellbeing of his team, particularly during the lockdown periods.”

Now in their 16th year, the ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards have once again recognised individual management excellence in the grocery sector. A total of 20 awards were presented at the prestigious ceremony held yesterday on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

All the deserving and delighted winners are below.

On behalf of all the team at ShelfLife, we would like to thank everyone who entered the awards this year and say a huge congratulations to all 20 deserving winners, outlined below. We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our platinum sponsor Bank of Ireland and all the sponsors highlighted below, without whom the ceremony simply would not have been possible.

The full list of winners and sponsors at the ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards 2021 is as follows: 

Cash and Carry Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by BAT Ireland and Vuse

Kieran Barron, BWG Value Centre Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Customer Service Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Emer Rave, SuperValu Sutton, Dublin 13

Delicatessen/Food to Go Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Xpress Chef

Ger Keenan, Masterson`s Centra, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Forecourt Delicatessen/Food to Go Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Xpress Chef

Emma Sinclair, Applegreen, 17 Malahide Road, St. Doolaghs, Dublin 13

HR Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Excel Recruitment

Adriana Pacurariu, Londis, Co. Dublin

Off-Licence Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Bibendum Ireland

Michael Molloy, SuperValu Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Small C-Store of the Year

Award sponsored by Albyn Retail Consultancy

Arthur McGuire, Daybreak Ravens Terrace, Co. Galway    

Medium C-Store of the Year Award

Award sponsored by PepsiCo

Ger Kelly, Delaney’s Mace, Liosban Industrial Estate, Co. Galway

Large C-Store of the Year

Award sponsored by PepsiCo

James Brennan, SuperValu Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Small Forecourt Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Seattle’s Best Coffee

Clare Sheehan, Applegreen Youghal, Co. Cork

Large Forecourt Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Seattle’s Best Coffee

Karl Fitzgerald, Applegreen Rathcoole, Co Dublin

Small Supermarket Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Marcin Rokosz, Brosnan’s Centra, Schull, Cork

Mid-Size Supermarket Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Goren Kierse, Aldi, Douglas, Co. Cork

Large Supermarket Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Noel Willis, Tesco Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Superstore Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Robbie Kelly, Tesco Liffey Valley, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Müller Hero of the Year

Award sponsored by Müller

Daybreak Williamstown, Co. Galway

Retail Team of the Year

Award sponsored by ShelfLife

SuperValu Hanley Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Brand Marketing Team of the Year

Award sponsored by BWG Foods

Sicín Sásta

Trading Team of the Year

Award sponsored by Shopper Intelligence

Tesco Ireland

Supreme Champion – The National Grocery Manager of the Year

Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Karl Fitzgerald, Applegreen Rathcoole, Co. Dublin