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Neighbourhood Retailer Awards
The Neighbourhood Retailer Awards is the number one industry event for the retail trade in Northern Ireland. Organised by Northern Ireland’s leading grocery magazine, Neighbourhood Retailer, the annual gala awards dinner is the focal point of the industry’s calendar and the accreditations are widely regarded as the most prestigious accolades across the profession.
The Neighbourhood Retailer Awards is always a spectacular night out as Northern Ireland’s grocery and convenience sectors gather once a year at the Crowne Plaza in Belfast. However, 2018 was even more special as it marked the 20th year since the awards began. Launched in 1998, the annual gala awards ceremony has grown to dizzying heights and now welcomes over 500 retailers competing within 19 sought-after categories independently judged by Spotcheck NI.
Community Store of the Year is the only awards’ category to be subject to public vote and in 2018 over 10,000 of Northern Ireland’s shoppers voted for their local store to win. With one finalist from each county and two from Belfast, Community Store of the Year was supported by a huge media campaign on Q Radio, reaching consumers across the region.
Also in 2018, we introduced a new Fresh Food Store of the Year award as the trend for healthy, fresh produce continues to dominate with customers.
With 19 sought-after categories from Bakery of the Year to Off Licence of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement to the highly coveted Retailer of the Year, the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards is an unmissable event full of glamour, entertainment, surprises, and more.