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Donegal retailer receives top honours at the 2019 Londis Retailing Awards

"We are passionate about delivering a top quality service"

Connie Duffy

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Donegal retailer receives top honours at the 2019 Londis Retailing Awards

Pictured at the Londis Retailing Awards 2019 are Ken Foley, left Londis Drumlonagher and Shane Hopkins, Londis Retail Development Manager

Londis retailers from every corner of the country, including Donegal, descended on the Europe Hotel and Resort in Co. Kerry recently for The 2019 Londis Retailing Awards.

These awards, which have been running for more than 20 years, recognise stores that excel across all areas of store performance. This year Foley’s Londis Drumlonagher, Donegal town was honoured with a Londis Retailing Excellence Award.

Accepting the Londis Excellence Award, Ken Foley said they were thrilled to receive this prestigious award which was testament to the extremely hard working team that they had in store.

"This accolade is not only a mark of pride for our store and staff, but importantly it shows our customers’ that we are passionate about delivering a top quality service. This is a very important point of differentiation in what is a very competitive marketplace and we’re honoured to have received this award,” he said.

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. This exemplary Londis retailer received their award in recognition of their commitment to implementing exceptionally high standards throughout their store, thereby providing an excellent customer experience to their local community.

Congratulating retailers at the awards ceremony, Conor Hayes, sales director, Londis added: “In the past year, a huge improvement has been made in the standards across the Londis retail estate. 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.”

This year’s awards were held as part of the Londis Conference 2019 entitled Londis Destination 22 which was chaired by sports journalist Evanne Ni Chuillinn. Special guest speakers included Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland rugby legend, Liam Sheedy, manager of the Tipperary All-Ireland winning team and former All-Ireland winning camogie captain and coach on Ireland’s Fittest Family, Anna Geary.