Kavanagh’s SuperValu Clifden wins ‘Best Deli’ in Ireland at Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ Awards

Last year our store in Clifden underwent a revamp which included a new deli and cheese counter. Our deli staff have worked hard through the year to create a counter which provides great options whether hot or cold at good value. We try to include some exotic and healthy choices along with the traditional favorites.

This is why we were so delighted to find out Kavanagh’s SuperValu in Clifden has scooped the prestigious award for ‘Best Deli’ in Ireland at the annual Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ awards. This award acknowledges Kavanagh’s SuperValu Clifden & staff in their ongoing commitment to delivering an unrivalled fresh offering at great value prices, while striving to support Irish suppliers. 

Some of the biggest names in Irish grocery descended on The Shelbourne Hotel for the 2017 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards, the only annual event to acknowledge excellence in fresh produce retailing. Some of Ireland’s most innovative multiples, independent stores, forecourts, deli’s and specialist outlets competed for the awards.

Presenting the award, Editor of Checkout Magazine, Jenny Whelan said: “Kavanagh’s Clifden has a popular deli with a strong local following, with a wide range of high quality choices to suit every taste. One thing that caught our eye was the range of ‘cheese cakes’, that is, wheels of cheese arranged in a wedding cake style, which is an example of how the team tries to do things differently & better.”

Whelan went on to say, “The stores that we acknowledge at the Checkout Best In Fresh Awards can truly be called the real leaders in Ireland when it comes to fresh product retailing.”

Our team here at Kavanaghs SuperValu Clifden is lead by Joanna and Mark on our extensive deli counters, Susanne as our cheese champion and Annemarie and her team in the bakery.

Commenting on the awards, Joe Lynch Store Manager at Kavanagh’s SuperValu Clifden said “We are extremely proud to have won this prestigious Checkout award for ‘Best Deli’. This is a real endorsement of the work the team does on a daily basis, to ensure that our customers receive the best range and choice of fresh produce, in the best environment and at the best value.”

“This is done by management honoring staff feedback on a regular basis to get more creative ideas and sales initiatives as they are the people on the ground that are engaging with different profiles of customers in a seasonal store like ourselves. Also second to none are our Prepared By the Butcher and Prepared By the Fishmonger ranges, prepared on a daily basis by our Butchers, Martina & Mick and their team.”

Commenting on the awards, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, said, “At SuperValu we pride ourselves on our commitment to fresh food, bringing the best of Irish produce to consumers with a tailored, local offer in every store. The ‘Best in Fresh’ awards celebrate the very best in Irish grocery retailing, and we are delighted to take home twelve out of twenty-five ‘Best in Fresh’ awards this year. They are an acknowledgement of our ongoing commitment to delivering an unrivalled fresh food range at great value prices while continuing to support Irish suppliers.” 

SuperValu sources from over 2,200 Irish suppliers – more than any other grocery retailer in the Irish market – equating to an annual economic contribution of €2.19 billion. Together with its retail partners, SuperValu employs approximately 14,500 colleagues, making it one of the State’s largest private sector employers. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced in Ireland. SuperValu continues to source locally wherever possible which helps to sustain 30,000 jobs in the Irish economy.

We in Clifden continue to source from our immediate location as much as possible.