Pictured: Sinead and Tadhg of Tadgh Kearny Jewellers, with presenters Hector and Evanne Ni Chuilinn, at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016.
Limerick retailers continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence in Ireland with 4 of the county’s leading stores recognised at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016 in association with Barclaycard.
Following hundreds of entries Retail Excellence Ireland awarded the best in class winners in key sector groups with the Limerick award winners being Hook & Ladder, Sarsfield Street which won Best National Artisan Food Store 2016, O’Donnell Boutique, Catherine Street which won Best National Ladies Fashion Store 2016, Compu b, O’Connell Street and Tadhg Kearney Jewellers, Thomas Street, who won Best National Electronics & Tech Store 2016 and Best National Jewellery Store 2016 respectively.
Reaffirming Limerick as a growth area in retail David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland said ‘Limerick continues to build on the investment it has received over the last number of years and Limerick retailers are at the fore of delivering superb service with state of the art premises. The highest standard of service, customer engagement, display and levels of investment amongst Irish retailers made choosing this year’s winners particularly difficult, that said the achievement by Limerick retailers was second to none. To have four of the bst stores in Ireland in one city is an incredible accolade for the city’.
The Awards were co-presented on Saturday night (7th November) by RTE’s Hector Ó hEochagáin and sports presenter Evanne Ni Chuilinn. The sell-out event was attended by more than 500 representatives of the retail industry in Ireland. The Awards are the biggest event in the Irish retail industry calendar.
The award winners are –
NATIONAL STORE OF THE YEAR
National Store of the Year & Best Furniture & Flooring Store 2016 – TileStyle, Ballymount, Dublin 24
Top5 Store of the Year 2016 – The Store @ Guinness Storehouse
Top5 Store of the Year & Best Butcher Store 2016 – James Whelan Butchers, Monkstown, Co Dublin
Top5 Store of the Year & Best Health & Beauty Store 2016 – L’Occitane en Provence, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork
Top5 Store of the Year 2016 – Tony Kealys, Belfast
Best Forecourt Store 2016 – Topaz, Cashel, Tipperary
Best Artisan Food Store 2016 – Hook & Ladder, Sarsfield Street, Limerick
Best Menswear Store 2016 – Galvin Tullamore, Tullamore
Best Grocery Store 2016 – Joyces Supermarket, Headford, Galway
Best Restaurant & Coffee House 2016 – Kay’s Kitchen, Blanchardstown
Best Pharmacy Store 2016 – Hickey’s Pharmacy, Ballincollig, Cork
Best Pet Store 2016 – Maxi Zoo, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Best Home, Gift & Interiors Store 2016 – The Kilkenny Shop, Newbridge, Kildare
Best Ladies Fashion Store 2016 – O’Donnell Boutique, Limerick
Best Garden Centre 2016 – Horkans Garden & Lifestyle Centre, Castlebar
Best Electronics & Tech Store 2016 – CompuB, Limerick
Best Footwear Store 2016 – Gosh Shoes, Galway
Best DIY & Agri Store 2016 – Homeland, Swinford, Mayo
Best Opticians Store 2016 – Mullingar Opticians, Mullingar, Westmeath
Best Jewellery Store 2016 – Tadhg Kearney Jewellers, Limerick
Rising Star of the Year 2016 – Brendan Lydon, Nestor’s Supervalu, Galway
Store Manager of the Year 2016 – Fran Lawlor, The Orchard, Celbridge, Kildare
Best Small Company of the Year 2016 & Overall National Company of the Year 2016 – Arboretum, Carlow
Best Medium Company of the Year 2016 – Kay’s Kitchen, Dublin
Best Large Company of the Year 2016 – ARI The Loop, Dublin Airport
Website of the Year 2016 – Harveynorman.ie
Supplier of the Year 2016 – DPD, Athlone, County Westmeath
For further information contact:
David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland – 087 2535482
Lynn Drumgoole, Head of Communications, Retail Excellence Ireland – 085 1052058
About the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards
The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in association with Barclaycard recognises Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites. This is the 18th year of the industry awards which command over 600 entries annually. The awards function is to drive retail excellence in Ireland’s largest industry – Retail.
About Retail Excellence Ireland
Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. REI aim to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top class retail standards and skills and promoting a vibrant and competitive world class retail industry in Ireland. Retail Excellence Ireland involves 1,300 leading retail companies who operate over 12,000 stores in the Irish market. REI is a not for profit organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, commercial services, Government representation and member networking initiatives.
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