Best Irish Shop and Website 2011

Lamber de Bie Flowers nominated for two awards

STORE OF THE YEAR 2011 – TOP100 SHORT-LIST

E-COMMERCE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR 2011

Retail Excellence Ireland :

” We joined Retail Excellence Ireland almost 10 years ago when they started off as “Crest”. We brought many of our  team to the training courses organised by Retail excellence Ireland, these courses as well as the mystery shoppers and annual Retail Excellence Awards are a continuous motivation for all of us in offering our customers just that little bit more than they have already become to expect from us. The owner-network meetings are day we never miss – I always leave full of enthusiasm with new ideas and most of all with the confirmation that we as retailers all face the same challenges. As a retailer I am very grateful that Retail Excellence Ireland is constantly bringing the attention of our government to the needs of the Irish Retailers. Together we do have a voice as retailers. ”

Lamber de Bie – Lamber de Bie Flowers

It is with great pride that I learn today that we are nominated in the shortlist for two awards this year.

Lamber de Bie Flowers is nominated for the 2011 award for best store of the year as well as the website www.lamberdebie.ie is nominated for the best e-commerce web site of 2011

For a full list of all the nominated Irish stores and Irish e-commerce sites go to http://www.retailexcellence.ie

Today, once again I am very proud of the complete team making Lamber de Bie Flowers the success it is continuing to be for over 10 years now.

We at Lamber de Bie Flowers are also proud that Lamber de Bie Flowers is the only florist in the top 100 retail shops in Ireland as well as being the only florist e-commerce site in the top 100 Irish websites.

Further assessment will be conducted on each of the Top100 stores and top 20 e-commerce sites and we will have to wait untill November to find out the overall winner of best shop in Ireland and best Irish E-Commerce site.

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Kilkenny Stores make it to Final Round of National Retail Awards

Kilkenny Stores make it to Final Round of National Retail Awards

■    Two businesses ranked in Ireland’s Top 50 Stores for 2010

Embargoed 8 November 2010 – Two local retail businesses in Co. Kilkenny have received national recognition at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2010 – the country’s largest and only dedicated retail industry awards. The award was presented on Saturday night by the Minister for Labour Affairs, Dara Calleary, T.D., at a gala event held at the Radisson Blu Galway. Hosted by TV and radio personality, Miriam O’Callaghan, the Awards were attended by more than 500 representatives of the retail industry in Ireland.

The award recipients in Co. Kilkenny were:

■    Lamber De Bie Flowers on Ormonde Street – runner up in the Best Small Store category; ranked 25 overall in Ireland’s Top 50 Retail Stores for 2010

■    Carraig Donn in MacDonagh Junction – runner up in Best Large Store category; ranked 26 in Ireland’s Top 50 Retail Stores for 2010

 

O’Briens Wine, Beer & Spirits on Sandymount Road in Dublin claimed the overall title of National Store of the Year 2010 while Topaz was named Best Employer and overall Company of the Year at the Awards, which seek out, recognise and reward those retailers deemed to deliver the highest standards in Ireland.  Applegreen won the award for Business Growth while O’Briens Wine, Beer & Spirits won Industry Leader.

 

Chairman of Retail Excellence Ireland, Kevin Jephson said: “When individual retail stores across Ireland submit an entry to these Awards they are signing up to a thorough and extensive competition process – one which collectively contributes to maintaining and raising the standards of Irish retailing to the benefit of businesses and consumers alike. It requires a big effort on the part of owners, managers and employees so I want to extend my thanks to all those who participated,” he said.

 

Chief Executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, David Fitzsimons, said: “This year we received more than 400 entries from every corner of Ireland so I want to congratulate these Kilkenny stores on their achievement. It is a big honour to receive this accolade and we hope that these stores will display their awards with pride,” he said.

 

Established 13 years ago by industry group, Retail Excellence Ireland, this Award scheme is the only one of its kind in the country, rewarding excellence across the entire breadth and depth of the retail industry and not just one particular sector.

 

The award process is based on a thorough store review conducted by a fully trained assessor, which is subsequently assessed by a panel of 10 independent judges who determine the top 50 retail stores in the country and ultimately select the final winners in each of 12 categories.

 

For more information on the award process or to see a full listing of award winners and Ireland’s Top 50 stores, log on to: www.retailexcellence.ie

Retail Excellence Ireland is the not-for-profit organisation representing more than 580 companies – 8,500 retail stores – more than one third of the total store numbers in the Republic of Ireland. REI’s members collectively employ approximately 100,000 people across all retail sectors ranging from pharmacy and fashion, to grocery and homeware.

 

 

 

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers

http://www.lamberdebie.ie

 

 

Ireland’s Top50 stores

Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2010 –

announcement of

Ireland’s Top50 stores

Wednesday 6th October 2010 –  Retail Excellence Ireland have today announced the Top50 stores in Ireland as part of the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in association with the Sunday Independent to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway in November. The awards will be attended by over 500 representatives of the Irish retail industry and hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan.

Established by industry group, Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), the awards recognise and reward the highest standards of excellence across the entire retail industry – not just one particular sector.

Chief Executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, David Fitzsimons, said: “This year the standard of stores did not fail to impress with a very high calibre turnout of applicants.  In spite of the challenging trading conditions this year, we still received more than 400 entries from across the country, which proves how important these awards are to store owners and their employees. To achieve a Top50 award these stores have proven that they are vigorously investing in their businesses and their people and remain true to what is best about Irish retail” he said.

The rigorous selection process involves a mystery customer visiting each entered store to complete a full visit report, which is initially narrowed down to a ‘Top 100’ list.  A fully trained retail assessor then conducts a thorough store assessment, which added to photographic evidence results in the selection of the Top50 stores in Ireland.

About Retail Excellence Ireland

Retail Excellence Ireland is the not-for-profit organisation representing more than 600 companies – 8,000 retail stores – more than one third of the total store numbers in the Republic of Ireland. REI’s members collectively employ approximately 100,000 people across all retail sectors ranging from pharmacy and fashion, to grocery and homeware.

For more information:

David Fitzsimons, Retail Excellence Ireland

Ph. 065 6846927

3 Store Main Street Wexford
Adrian Dunne Pharmacy Main Street Portarlington Laois
Alchemist Earth Sarsfield Street Limerick
Appleby Dublin Johnsons Court Grafton Street Dublin
Applegreen Killeshin Portlaoise Laois
Arboretum Lifestyle & Garden Centre Kilkenny Road Leighlinbridge Carlow
Ardkeen Quality Food Store Dunmore Road Waterford
Butler’s Chocolate Café Liffey Street Dublin
Carraig Donn MacDonagh Junction Kilkenny
Champion Sports Dundrum Town Centre Dublin
Cleary’s Pharmacy Main Street Skibbereen Cork
Corry’s Foodhall & Café Station Road Loughrea Galway
Daintree Paper Camden Street Dublin
Debenhams Mahon Point Shopping Centre Cork
DocMorris Lower Rathmines Road Dublin
Donnybrook Fair Morehampton Road Donnybrook Dublin
Egans Opticians Lavitts Quay Cork
Elverys Sports Dundrum Town Centre Dublin
Esquire Coffee House Tesco Retail Park Carrick on Shannon Leitrim
Fresh – The Good Food Market Grand Canal Square Dublin
Heffernan Fine Foods Market Square Ballina Mayo
Howards Storage World The Park Carrickmines Dublin
Hugh Maguire Craft Butchers Ashbourne Shopping Centre Meath
Il Valentino Gallery Quay Grand Canal Habour Dublin
Instore Spruce Avenue Sandyford Dublin
Lamber De Bie Flowers Ormonde Street Kilkenny
McArdle Meats Charlestown Shopping Centre Finglas Dublin
McElhinneys of Ballybofey Main Street Ballybofey Donegal
Medicare Superquinn Shopping Centre Castletroy Limerick
Molloys Fine Foods Abbeytown Roscommon
Mulligans Pharmacy Summerhill Centre Tramore Waterford
Nolan Butchers of Kilcullen Main Street Kilcullen Kildare
O2 Grafton Street Dublin
O’Briens Wines, Beer & Spirits Sandymount Road Dublin
Orchard Home and Garden Dublin Road Celbridge Kildare
Pamela Scott Bedford Row Limerick
PC World Jervis Street Shopping Centre Jervis Street Dublin
Phamacy First Plus Carraig Laoi Grenagh Cork
Portwest Suffolk Street Dublin
Sam McCauley Chemist Market Square Bunclody Wexford
Sienna Home Furnishings Tramore Road Business Park Waterford
Spar Merrion Row Dublin
Superquinn Knocklyon Road Knocklyon Dublin
The Food Store Silverbridge Claremorris Mayo
The Kilkenny Shop Emmet Place Cork
The Loop at Dublin Airport Dublin Airport Dublin
TileStyle Ballymount Retail Park Dublin
Tony Kealys Northside Retail Park Coolock Drive Dublin
Topaz Font Hill Road Clondalkin Dublin
Weir & Son Jewellers Grafton Street Dublin

LAMBER DE BIE FLOWERS – FINALIST IN RETAIL EXCELLENCE IRL. 2010

WE DID IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday September 17th, 2010.

We are very proud to announce that Lamber de Bie Flowers have once again made it into the final for the best store of the year award by Retail Excellence Ireland.

On two previous occasions we received the winning award for best small store of the country, once for our Waterford store and once for our Kilkenny store.

With celebrating our 10 years in retail next month this is “The Icing on the Cake” to be placed once again in the final by the experts in retail from Retail Excellence Ireland.

The wait is now starting for the official awards ceremony this November in the Raddisson Hotel in Galway. !!!!

We are very grateful, especially to the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers that understand as we do that there is always room for improvement as well as their understanding for customer service and top quality flowers and creations.

I would like to take this opertunity to congratulate and wish every succes to our fellow finalists. Especially to the other 5 stores in our category and also to our friends of Arboretum lifestyle & Garden Centre. May the best one win on the night !!!!

An enormous thank you goes out to all our wonderful customers that inspired us over the past 10 years to be our best for them.

Below you find the list of all finalists in the Retail Excellence Ireland awards for 2010.

Lamber de Bie

Dutch Master Florist

Retail Excellence Ireland Store of the Year Finalists 2010

Best Small Store

Alchemist Earth Sarsfield Street, Limerick

Butler’s Chocolate Café Liffey Street, Dublin

Daintree Paper Camden Street, Dublin

Il Valentino Grand Canal Habour, Dublin

Lamber De Bie Flowers Ormonde Street, Kilkenny

McArdle Meats Charlestown Shopping Centre, Dublin

Best Medium Store

Corry’s Foodhall & Café Loughrea, Galway

DocMorris Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin

Hugh Maguire Craft Butchers Ashbourne Shopping Centre, Meath

Molloys Fine Foods Abbeytown, Roscommon

O2  Grafton Street, Dublin

O’Briens Wines, Beer & Spirits  Sandymount Road, Dublin

Best Large Store

Carraig Donn MacDonagh Junction, Killkenny

Howards Storage World The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin

PC World Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin

Portwest Suffolk Street, Dublin

The Kilkenny Shop Emmet Place, Cork

Mulligans Pharmacy Tramore, Waterford

Best Xtra-large Store

Champion Sports Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin

Donnybrook Fair Morehampton Road, Dublin

Instore Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan, Dublin

Orchard Home and Garden Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Pamela Scott Bedford Row, Limerick

Weir & Son Jewellers Grafton Street, Dublin

Best Super Store

Arboretum Lifestyle & Garden Centre Kilkenny Road, Carlow

Debenhams Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork

McElhinneys of Ballybofey Ballybofey, Donegal

Superquinn Knocklyon, Dublin

The Loop at Dublin Airport, Dublin Dublin Airport, Dublin

TileStyle  Ballymount Retail Park, Dublin