Retail Excellence Ireland, the largest retail industry body in the country, has named Burgess of Athlone as one of the Top 100 stores in Ireland. The Top 100 stores are part of the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards, which promote best practise standards in the Irish retail industry.
As part of the selection process stores were visited by a ‘mystery shopper’, with those exceeding demanding service and standards criteria making it to the Top 100. A team of store assessors will now visit each of the Top 100 stores, selecting the Top 50 stores and then the final Top 30. The winning stores will be selected based on the reports data gathered, a review of store photography and in-store video recording evidence.
David Fitzsimons, Chief Executive, Retail Excellence Ireland commented: “I want to commend all of the retailers who entered this year. In particular, I congratulate the Top 100 stores for making it through. The very high standard of service, customer engagement, display and levels of investment among Irish retailers made selecting this year’s Top 100 particularly difficult. The REI awards are about recognising and rewarding retail excellence.
“High standards are particularly important given the very severe challenges currently facing Ireland’s retail industry. It is clear from the quality of this year’s entrants that the retail industry is playing its part in trying to keep businesses open and retail workers in jobs,” said Mr Fitzsimons.
The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards, in partnership with Barclaycard, aim to promote best practice standards in the Irish retail industry. The awards, which recognise Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites, will take place in Galway on 3rd November 2012 with President Michael D. Higgins in attendance.
Issue dated: 20 JULY 2012
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