Gillian Hamill

Winning a National Grocery Management Award is a prestigious badge of honour. Will this be your year?

Gillian Hamill, Editor, ShelfLife

Winning a Shelflife Retail Management Award is a prestigious badge of honour for you and a great opportunity for your store. Awards will be made in the following categories, at the discretion of the judges, based on areas of interest and best practice by candidates:

Categories awarded by Judging Panel


Overall Champion

Supreme Manager of the Yearsponsored by Bank of Ireland 


of the Year in these store categories:

  • C-Store Small (up to 2,000 sq ft) – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • C-Store Mid-Size (2,000 to 4,000 sq ft) – sponsored by Valeo Foods
  • C-Store Large (4,000 sq ft or larger) – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • Supermarket Small (up to 10,000 sq ft) – sponsored by Bank of Ireland
  • Supermarket Mid-Size (10,000 to 20,000 sq ft) – sponsored by Bank of Ireland
  • Supermarket Large (20,000 to 30,000 sq ft) – sponsored by Valeo Foods
  • Superstore (30,000 sq ft or larger) – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • Forecourt Store Smallsponsored by Seattle Best
  • Forecourt Store Largesponsored by Seattle Best

Managers of the Year in these specialist categories:

  • Off-Licence (standalone and in-store) – sponsored by Gilbeys 
  • Cash & Carry – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • Delicatessen/Food to Go sponsored by Allied Point of Sale
  • Fruit and Veg sponsored by Kennedy’s & K&K Produce
  • In-Store Bakery – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • Protein and Provisions sponsored by EIQA
  • Customer Services – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • HR Manager of the year – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Special Awards

  • Best Team Performance  sponsored by PRL
  • Buying Team Award of the Year (Learn More… ) SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Categories awarded by vote of grocery retail managers

Supplier Awards in these categories:

  • Brand SalesTeam of the Year – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
  • Brand Marketing Team of the Year – sponsored by BWG Foods
  • Best Field Marketing Team of the Year  – SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE