Moriarty’s SuperValu Palmerstown Wins

Its official! Moriarty’s SuperValu Palmerstown has won the National Q Mark title for Best Retail Supermarket in Ireland for Hygiene & Food Safety standards at The National Q Mark Awards. Their nomination put them in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) on the island of Ireland and this win means they are at the very top of the Q for highest standards of Quality and Excellence. Moriarty’s Supervalu  Palmerstown  is  a  large  family  owned  and  run  supermarket  under  the  Musgrave  chain.  The  Supervalu  Store  in  Palmerstown  is  30  years  trading  this  December. “Winning  the  Q  Mark  Award  is  very  special  for  us  as  it  shows  that  hard  work  pays  off.  I’m  delighted  for  the  team  in  Supervalu  Palmerstown  as  they  have  really  put  so  much  time  into  this.  It  was  a  goal  of  ours  at  the  start  of  the  year  and  we  were  thrilled  to  make  the  final,  but  to  win,  is  excellent”. James  Moriarty  –  Retail  Director  of  The  Moriarty  Group

Known as The Oscars of Business Excellence, The Q Mark Award is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, given both the intense competition and the exacting standards required. Speaking at this year’s awards Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA said “The team have implemented the highest standards of Quality & Food Safety on a daily basis. Winning this hotly contested category is proof of that commitment. Very well done!” The National Q Mark Awards 2018 were presented by EIQA and officiated by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD.  This is a very special year for The Q Mark Awards as EIQA celebrate their 50th anniversary and the Master of Ceremonies on the night was inimitable broadcaster Jonathan Healy.  Almost 600 people representing 140 companies attended a formal black-tie ceremony in competition for one of only 27 awards presented. The evening was filled with celebration but also a heady anticipation as many familiar faces waited for the final results to be announced. 

Representatives from Moriarty’s Supervalu receiving their Q Mark Award.

Sarah Brooks

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