Barry Group held their annual awards in City West, Dublin this September celebrating the very best that the retail group has to oer throughout its Costcutter and Carry Out stores, along with its top performing suppliers. These awards recognise stores and retailers that excel across all areas of their performance, ensuring a customer centric, superior offering.
Speaking on the night, Jim Barry, Managing Director of Barry Group said, “We are in a very fortunate position that we have continuously witnessed a constant increase in the standards held by our retailers and their respective stores. The auditors brought light to the fact that this time last year we stood before you and announced 32 Gold Standard stores recognising their overall high scores in the audit. This year we are celebrating 44 Gold Standard stores. The winners of tonight’s awards, coming from this group of Gold Standard stores, truly are among the top retailers in the country.”
Deservingly winning the overall Costcutter Store of the Year award, Skelly’s Costcutter Virginia, Co. Cavan
represent the very best in the Costcutter retail group and the award was a true testament to the hard work and
vision of a passionate and dedicated team. Continuing the celebrations, Heernan’s Carry Out, Tipperary Town
were awarded Carry Out Store of the Year and were worthy recipients due to their impeccable service oering
and continuous dedication to enhancing the customer experience. Both of these award winning stores are proud supporters of their local community and oer them an excellent customer experience.
Not only are the Costcutter and Carry Out retail outlets a vital component to Barry Group’s success, their suppliers play a key role in their success. The well contested Supplier of the Year award was awarded to Lucozade Ribena Suntory in recognition of their high level of service and their ongoing collaboration to ensure that Barry Group customers have a premium service offering.
Along with celebrating retail excellence, Barry Group launched their new premium gin ‘Conbec’ which will be exclusively available for purchase in Costcutter and Carry Out stores nationally along with selected on trade
partners. Conbec Gin is a smooth, warming gin that packs power with a rich, full taste. This classic gin oers a mix of warming spice, hedgerow berries and zesty citrus notes, contributing to its unique taste. However, when provoked through the serving of our Signature Gin and Tonic, the fierce nature of the beast emerges.