“Local insight, local service and local community engagement are key ingredients to running a successful local retailing business and persuading customers that shopping locally really is best,” according to Stephen O’Riordan, Chief Executive of ADM Londis, speaking at the Group’s 60th Anniversary Banquet and Retailing Excellence Awards. Over 200 store owners from all over Ireland gathered, on Friday October 3rd in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, for the awards, which celebrated the very best of local community retailing.
Aherne’s Londis Thurles was a proud winner of a Silver Award at the Group’s Annual Retailing Excellence Awards ceremony. A range of criteria was taken into account during the judging process including the emphasis placed on customer care, the quality of their fresh food offering, the depth and breadth of product range, and the store’s commitment to supporting local causes in the area in which they operate.
Accepting the award, Stella Aherne of Aherne’s Londis said; “We are delighted to achieve another award here in Aherne’s Londis, Thurles. We have won previous awards with Shelf Life and the National Lottery Retailer of the Year award so this award is much appreciated. It recognises the hard working staff and excellent customer service of the store. I would like to thank all our customers for their support”.
Presenting the awards, Stephen O’Riordan, Chief Executive ADM Londis, congratulated the store; “2014 is a very special year for the Group as it marks our 60th year trading in Ireland. Over the last six decades we as a group have thrived because of the strength of our offering and through the hard work, resourcefulness and professionalism of our retailers. We know that by offering customers an excellent range of products and excellent prices, along with a top class service we can count on their continued local support. These awards are a testament not just to these retailers but also to their teams.”