International Convenience Retailer of the Year Finalists Revealed

The winner will be unveiled at the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe on June 9.

May 06, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Six convenience retailers have been shortlisted in this year’s NACS Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Accenture:

  • Applegreen M1 Lisburn, United Kingdom
  • Deli de Luca ESSO alliance, Norway
  • Herlihy’s Centra in Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Reitan Convenience’s 7-Eleven Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ryan’s Centra in O’Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland
  • Spar Strensham Services, United Kingdom

Applegreen has designed its new M1 Lisburn, United Kingdom, site to be bigger and better than anything it has developed before with 300 seats for customers and a third of the building dedicated to customer flow, plus children’s play areas. This provides customers with ample space to circulate and rest, regardless of how busy the store might be during the day. Click here to view the full Applegreen profile.

Deli de Luca ESSO alliance in Norway claims to be redefining the fuel retailing market in Norway by providing customers with a high quality experience of food and drinks on the go. The retailer aims to be “Europe’s coolest convenience concept” with an appealing offer. Click here for the full Deli de Luca profile.

Herlihy’s Centra in Fermoy, Co., in Cork, Ireland, has transformed its store into a fresh food emporium. During a revamp in 2015, it stripped out every aisle and moved every gondola and fridge in order to further expand the deli and carvery offering, and it introduced a state of the art bakery and new café. Click here for the full Herlihy’s Centra profile.

Reitan Convenience’s 7-Eleven Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, has remodeled its 7-Eleven franchise store at the airport to put the emphasis firmly on food. The new concept responds to the trend for “foodvenience” by offering made-in-store quality fresh food and a complementary convenience store range, which is delivered with passionate service. Click here for the full Reitan profile.

Ryan’s Centra in O’Connell Street in Limerick, Ireland, has redefined the convenience store offer in Ireland with healthy product innovations. Centra has held its own through the recession in Ireland but, as the economy began to improve, the retailer realized the brand needed to rethink its convenience offering. It needed to attract the emerging consumer who has more money to spend and is interested in healthy living. Click here for the full Ryan’s Centra profile.

Spar Strensham Services in the United Kingdom has developed its Spar Strensham motorway services site to become the choice destination for daily commuters, holiday makers and drive-home shoppers. Working in collaboration with Blakemore Trade Partners, Roadchef has created a store focused on fulfilling the core “feed me now” business, while driving new business to the site in the form of a “tonight’s tea” mission solution and a core distress purchase convenience range. Click here for the full Spar Strensham profile.

The winner will be announced during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe on June 9. The Summit also includes knowledge-sharing retailer roundtables, international best practice presentations on key trends and developments in the global industry, and retailer case studies. Registration for the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe is available online.

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