Dunnes Stores were awarded the overall prize of “The Irish Quality Food Retailer of the Year” at the Irish Quality Food & Drinks Awards (IQFA) 2017, which were held at The Clayton Hotel, Dublin at the end of last month.
This is the second year in a row that Dunnes Stores have been awarded this fiercely contested award, which gives points for wins, highly commended, commended and shortlisted products.
In total, Dunnes Stores collected 100 Awards and Commendations on the night, including 54 for its premium collection Simply Better, which has now won more awards than any other food brand in Ireland.
The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards were launched in 2013 for the retail sector and are unique in that they reward great tasting products, with the best flavours, textures and aromas. Each year the awards demonstrate the capacity of retailers and manufacturers to create marvellous new products.
James Wilson, Food Director at Dunnes Stores, was present with his team to accept the Award on the night. Commenting on the win, he said:
“We are proud to have received the most prestigious overall Award for the second year in a row and more awards than any other retailer, as it reflects some of the fantastic work that our teams do each and every day for our customers.
“While we will always have a clear focus on better value, we are also working tirelessly to bring better choice, better quality and new products to our customers all of the time.”
Speaking about food in Ireland, James added: “Food is at the heart of every home and at Dunnes Stores we try to play our part at making this a great experience. In Ireland, we are lucky that we not only appreciate great food but that we also have so many great food producers.”
For more information about Dunnes Stores and Simply Better, visit www.dunnes-stores.ie.