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Ahearne's Thurles receive top honours at Retailing Awards

Londis retailers descended on Powerscourt Hotel in Co. Wicklow recently for The 2016 Londis Retailing Awards

Noel Dundon

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Pictured is Londis Retail Development Manager Tommy Devlin with Micheal McDermott of McDermott's Londis Irishtown Clonmel and Stella Aherne from Ahearne's Londis Thurles at the recent Londis Retailing

Two Tipperary stores featured in the Londis Retailing Awards, Aherne’s Londis Thurles; Retailing Excellence Award
McDermott’s Londis Irishtown, Clonmel; Retailing Excellence Award.

Ahearne's Londis, Abbey Road, Thurles were among the winners at the Londis Retailing Awards which recognise excellence across all areas of store performance. This year 82 Londis Retailers received Londis Retailing Awards including the very well known and popular  Ahearne's in Thurles and McDermott’s Londis Irishtown, Clonmel.

Congratulating retailers at the awards ceremony, Conor Hayes, Londis Sales Director said: “In the past year, the standards across the Londis retail estate have improved greatly. The winners of this year’s awards are among the top retailers in the country. This award is recognition of the commitment and ambition demonstrated by these retailers to keep providing the highest level of service to their customers. Their focus on continually exceeding customer expectations is a testament to the hard work of their staff, for which they should be very proud. I commend them all on this wonderful achievement.”

Congratulating the award winners Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director, BWG Foods, owners and operators of the Londis brand in Ireland said: “Londis retailers are at the heart of their communities around the country. It’s fantastic to see the wealth of outstanding expertise demonstrated by Londis retailers and in particular the very worthy winners of the 2016 Awards.”

In winning these awards, the stores were independently examined across a range of criteria including customer service, the quality of their fresh food offering, product range, and the store’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of hygiene and food safety. These exemplary Londis retailers received their awards in recognition of their commitment to implementing exceptionally high standards throughout their store, thereby providing an excellent customer experience to their local community.

Londis is one of Ireland’s most established convenience retail brands and has been offering an excellent range of products at excellent prices to Irish customers for over 61 years. With over 130 community based stores operated by independent retailers, the network includes convenience and supermarket formats nationwide. The Londis brand is owned and operated by leading retail and wholesale group BWG Foods.