Poundland’s CEO wins Business Achievement Award!

jim-1poundPoundland’s CEO, Jim McCarthy, was delighted to receive The Grocer Cup’s Outstanding Business Achievement Award last night. The IGD Food Industry Awards was held at The Lancaster Hotel, London.

The Grocer Cup for Outstanding Business Achievement is one of the grocery industry’s top accolades

It is awarded to the individual who has inspired exceptional results in the preceding year and has made the biggest contribution to the grocery industry.

Jim McCarthy was shortlisted for the award amongst nine other outstanding executives including: Justin King, Chief Executive at Sainsbury’s; Ken McMeikan, Chief Executive at Greggs; Dalton Philips, Chief Executive, at Morrisons; Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer at Unilever; Mark Price, Managing Director at Waitrose; Peter Blakemore, Managing Director at AF Blakemore; Ranjit Singh Boparan from 2 Sisters; Richard Cousins, Chief Executive at Compass; and Paul Walsh, CEO at Diageo.

Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive, IGD said: “The Food Industry Awards recognise the best-in-class and demonstrate some of the most exciting new thinking in food and grocery. This year’s awards attracted the highest level of entries both in terms of quantity and quality. Our world class industry has a great story to tell and we should celebrate with great pride those companies and individuals that are putting their stamp on the industry.”

Jim McCarthy, Chief Executive of Poundland, said: “I am really thrilled to have won the award“! My team are an inspiration to me and I am very proud of their achievements. I would also like to thank all of the people that voted for me. Poundland is enjoying another good year; we have opened 29 new stores since the beginning of April and are on target to open over 50 during the year creating 2,000 new jobs. We launched our Dealz store format in the Republic of Ireland in late September and we recently won Discount Retailer of the year. For me winning the Grocer Cup is “the icing on the cake“

Poundland serves over 4 million customers every week. Customers are guaranteed to find over 3,000 quality products across 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Toys and over 1,000 well-known brands.

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