About the awards

“”Winning a National Grocery Management Award is a huge badge of honour among your peers. Good luck with your entry!”

— John McDonald, Publisher, ShelfLife

Recognising the stars of grocery retail management

In an increasingly competitive market, the role of the store manager has become key to a store’s success. Whether a rurally-based c-store or a vast urban multiple, a top-class manager can mean the difference between a store that customers love or one they actively dislike.

Winning an Award means more than just the recognition of your peers in the business; it’s also a valuable marketing accolade which can be used to profile your individual store, the retail name over your door and your corporate CV.

Awards Night is the principal networking event for managers from across all retail brands to gather with colleagues, business partners, suppliers and friends.

The National Grocery Management Awards is Ireland’s premier scheme for recognising and honouring management excellence. To win a ShelfLife retail management award is a high point in the career of many of Ireland’s best performing managers from across a variety of categories and at various levels of career progression.

This unique scheme is independently judged and seeks out best management practice among those who carry responsibility without ownership in our retail sector. Over the sixteen years of this scheme winners have come from a variety of managers from stores including Dunnes Stores, Tesco, SuperValu, Aldi, Marks & Spencer, Lidl, Iceland, Fallon & Byrne, Centra, Daybreak, Day Today, Spar, Londis, Costcutter, XL, Mace, Quik Pick, Checkout, Buy Lo, Moreish, Re.store, Fresh, Gala, Your Stop & Xpress Stop.