National Grocery Retail Manager of the Year 2023

Owen Clifford, head of Retail Sector, Bank of Ireland, presents the Supreme Champion – The National Grocery Manager of the Year Award to Barry Little, SuperValu Rathgar, Dublin 6, at the ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards 2023

The ShelfLIfe National Grocery Management Awards is Ireland’s premier scheme for recognizing, rewarding and showcasing Irish retail management excellence.

The role of the store manager has become increasingly crucial to the success of a store in recent years. In an extremely competitive market, the need to stand out is of paramount importance and that defining difference in quality is more often than not down to the people on the floor itself.

Could 2024 be your year?

To win a ShelfLife Grocery Management award is an accolade not many can boast and a career high for some of Ireland’s most deserving managers. From across a multitude of categories and career progression stages, The GMAs are a mark of quality, an accreditation and a seal of approval from the people who know your industry the best.

Being shortlisted and winning an award not only motivates recipients, but also those who work with them. Highlight the quality of your store, instil confidence in staff, management and customers alike and set yourself apart from the rest.

The closing date for entries is 8th of March, with interviews commencing the week of the 18th of March

“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, Taoiseach and Leader of Fine Gael.