McElhinney’s Department Store has been named National Retail Store of the Year and Best Superstore at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards. The awards were presented on Saturday night in Galway.
The Ballybofey store, which is celebrating 40 years in business, employs 180 people at its 90,000 sq ft premises where all the latest in ladieswear, menswear, home and living, cosmetics, childrens, lingerie, footwear and Bridal Rooms are all offered under one roof.
David Fitzsimons, CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland, said: “McElhinney’s deserve huge credit for what they have created in Ballybofey - a superb retail offering in a modern and relaxing retail environment. They excel at service and truly engage with customers. They have created a store which customers travel to from around the island of Ireland. They are a credit to Irish retail and are so deserving of this important award.”
A delighted Martin McElhinney, General Manager, added: “We are a family run business and customers can find us on the shop floor every day. As an independent retailer with our own team of experienced buyers, we can offer our customers a unique selection of brands and products giving them exactly what they want. These are demanding times in retail but we believe if we invest in our store and people, we will come through it. It’s a team effort that makes McElhinney’s Department Store work and we are sincerely thankful to our wonderful team and loyal customers for their support”.