Mace named as finalist for Shop of the Year

Kirkpatrick's Mace Antrim are finalists in the Musgrave Retail Partners Store of the Year awards.

Kirkpatrick's Mace Antrim are finalists in the Musgrave Retail Partners Store of the Year awards.

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Kirkpatrick’s Mace Antrim has been named as finalists in Musgrave Retail Partners prestigious ‘Store of the Year Awards’ on March 7 at the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle.

Robert Kirkpatrick’s Mace on the Dublin Road, Antrim, will be hoping to be crowned ‘Newcomer of the Year’, sponsored by Mondelez UK Ltd.

Musgrave Retail Partners organises the Gala Ball event each year for its 250 independent retailers in Northern Ireland across the SuperValu, Centra and Mace brands and finalists are selected using an independent audit of all stores, with each facing a rigorous process of checks and evaluations.

Finalists in each retail brand go head to head on the night with the chance to be crowned Gold, Silver or Bronze winner in each of their categories before competing for the coveted title of ‘Store of the Year’. One store which opened before October last year will take home a ‘Newcomer’ prize.

Musgrave Retail Partners Mace Sales Director Trevor Magill said: “Congratulations to Robert, William and team in Greenisland and Robert and his staff in Antrim on reaching finalist status in this year’s Store of the Year awards. McCann’s Mace, which also reached the finalist stage last year does an incredible amount of work to support the local community as well as maintaining high store standards and always going the extra mile with customer service. Best of luck also to Kirkpatrick’s in Antrim which joined Mace last April.”

Musgrave Retail Partners NI (MRPNI) supports over 250 independent retail stores in Northern Ireland, including SuperValu, Centra and Mace, with a combined turnover in excess of £600 million. MRPNI is part of the Musgrave Group, the leading partner to more than 3,500 entrepreneurial retailers and food service professionals in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

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