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Wednesday 1 October 2014

SuperValu's Paul named 'national retail manager of the year'

Padraic Kilcoyne

Published 10/06/2014 | 05:32

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Paul Dunne

SWORDS SuperValu manager has scooped the coveted title of National Retail Manager of the Year.

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Paul Dunne, who runs the SuperValu in The Pavilions Shopping Centre, won the award at The ShelfLife Grocery Retail Management Awards last Thursday.

The ShelfLife GRAM Awards are the only awards in the country to highlight exceptional managers at the heart of the Irish grocery sector.

The judges said of winner Paul Dunne: 'He is an example of an exemplary retail career. He manages a modern 24,000 square foot supermarket, with 158 staff and over 24,000 customers a week.

'While overseeing the daily running of the store he has taken the store through a business changeover while fighting off local competition and the introduction of hard discouters to his area.'

As another batch of students start looking towards career options, the event highlighted the multitude of career options available for graduates looking to begin a long and successful career in grocery retail.

The Publisher of ShelfLife, John McDonal, spoke of the high standard of retail managers that took part in the competition saying, "they are the cream of the crop and the work they do to drive sales, drive performance and drive their staff to achieve is worth celebrating. ShelfLife are delighted to be showcasing Irish grocery managers at our annual GRAM awards".

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