Ireland’s health store staff recognised with awards

Health Stores Ireland and Health Food Business magazine celebrated the dedicated staff of Ireland’s health stores with their annual Health Store Hero awards.

The awards were announced at Health Stores Ireland’s Trade Gathering, held in Shannon on January 28th. The one-day event attracted a range of suppliers as exhibitors and a number of retailers from across Ireland for a positive day of business and networking.

The deserving winners were:

  • Leader of the Pack – Brid Smyth, Evergreen.
  • Social Star – Caroline Flack, Licorice Health Foods.
  • Merchandising Maestro – joint winners of Natalie Walsh, Blasta Wholefoods, and Laura Vaughan, The Health Connection.
  • Rising Star – Johanna Heavin, Golden Health Store

Editor of Health Food Business magazine, Rachel Symonds, commented: “We know that the dedicated staff working in health food stores across Ireland are the backbone of these shops, so it is an honour for us, as a magazine dedicated to independent health food stores, to be able to recognise this. We offer our congratulations to all the winners and those shortlisted. We are delighted to work closely with Health Stores Ireland on this positive initiative and look forward to continuing our partnership in the years ahead.”