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Pictured at the recent SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme for achieving exceptional standards in retailing were Derek Donnelly SPAR Dunleer and Paul McGrath SPAR Ardee.

Two Mid-Louth SPAR Stores Honoured for Retail Excellence at Prestigious SPAR 365 Awards


Two Louth-based SPAR stores, O’Brien’s SPAR in Ardee and SPAR Dunleer, have received top accolades at the recent SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme for achieving exceptional standards in retailing. Hosted by BWG Foods, the owners and operators of the SPAR brand in Ireland, this year’s awards highlighted the best in the business.

The SPAR 365 Awards, held in association with independent bodies Solution Management Associates (SMA) and Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), recognize SPAR stores that have excelled across all areas of retailing over the past year. O’Brien’s SPAR and SPAR Dunleer were honored for their outstanding performance, evaluated through rigorous criteria including customer service assessed by SMA and a robust food safety and hygiene audit conducted by LRQA.

These exemplary SPAR retailers were celebrated for their unwavering commitment to implementing best practice store standards, ensuring an excellent customer experience for their local communities. Their dedication to excellence in retail has set them apart in a competitive market.

Pictured at the recent SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme for achieving exceptional standards in retailing were Derek Donnelly SPAR Dunleer and Paul McGrath SPAR Ardee.


Congratulating the winners, SPAR Sales Director Colin Donnelly said, “The SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme recognizes retailers who, through their ongoing commitment to outstanding retail standards and customer service, continue to set the benchmark for the SPAR brand and the retail marketplace overall. I congratulate the SPAR retailers and their staff from Louth. Their efforts have been truly outstanding and this recognition is very well-deserved.”

These accolades highlight the exceptional efforts of O’Brien’s SPAR in Ardee and SPAR Dunleer, reinforcing their status as leading retailers within the SPAR network and the wider community.

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