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

 

 

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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