National Grocery Management Awards 2023

Now in their 18th year, the ShelfLife National Grocery Management Awards recognise individual management excellence in the grocery sector. The awards will be presented at a prestigious ceremony held on Thursday, 18 May 2023 at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

National Grocery Retail Manager of the Year 2022

National Grocery Retail Manager of the Year 2022, Mark Byrne of Blake’s Centra, Blarney Filling Station, Co. Cork presented the award by Owen Clifford, head of retail convenience at Bank of Ireland, the ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards’ platinum sponsor.

The judges deemed Mark Byrne an outstanding winner on account of the true dedication and passion he has demonstrated for the retail industry.

Led by RTÉ presenter, MC Shay Byrne, the ceremony will honour the best in the many departments that make up local convenience stores and supermarkets, culminating in the grand prize of ShelfLife National Grocery Retail Manager of the Year.

Supported by platinum sponsor Bank of Ireland and carried out in association with Excel Recruitment, the National Grocery Management Awards scheme is independently judged and seeks out best management practice among those who carry responsibility without ownership in the grocery retail sector.

So don’t hesitate, check out our award categories and submit your enteries before the deadline of March 31st 2023.

Awards night will be the place to celebrate the best and brightest grocery retail managers nationwide, as well as the success and contribution of our sector overall. Contact us with any questions about entering or booking your seats on what promises to be a night to remember.

On behalf of the team at ShelfLife we look forward to welcoming you on the night and wish all of our entrants the best of luck.

The shortlist for Ireland’s premier scheme for recognising and honouring management excellence – the ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards – is here.

“Bank of Ireland are delighted to once again be lead sponsor of the Grocery management awards.  These awards showcase the excellent standards and service delivered by the Irish grocery sector.  They also celebrate the significant contribution made by personnel within the sector to their local communities nationwide.  Personally, it remains a privilege to support & recognise all that’s great about the internationally renowned Irish grocery sector“

— Owen Clifford, Head of Retail Convenience, Bank of Ireland

I want you to know when we thank the frontline heroes, that includes the people working in grocery, that includes the people working in our petrol stations, in our convenience stores, in our supermarkets. The people who got up every morning and looked after us. Thank you so much for all you have done.

— Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

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The Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin on May 18th 2023