Henderson Retail has been named Independent Retail Chain of the Year at a top UK-wide industry awards gala in London.

The Grocer Gold Awards took place last night (14 June) and Henderson Retail was the only retailer from Northern Ireland to return with a trophy – taking home the title for the third time in just five years.

The company was commended by judges for developing state-of-the-art warehousing facilities over the past three years, which judges said gave “the company a clear edge over competitors when it comes to availability.”

Judges also noted Henderson Retail’s growth in logistics and supply business, while opening two greenfield sites, acquiring three competitor stores and launching the exclusive Nourish healthy food-to-go bar, all while maintaining its commitment to value for shoppers, including the Tesco Price Match initiative.

Mark McCammond, Retail Director at Henderson Group commented; “Through our development of strategic partnerships and acquisitions, Henderson Retail has gained a hugely competitive edge over our competitors at home in Northern Ireland, while also gaining advantages against our UK-wide industry peers. The past few years has not been without its challenges, but it’s fantastic to see our hard work and commitment to community retailing rewarded on such a national level by The Grocer.”