Two Clonmel stores scoop retailing awards

Stephen ORiordan, Chief Executive ADM Londis, presents Tom McDermott, Western Road, Clonmel with his award. Included is RTE's Marty Whelan.
Two Clonmel stores were proud winners at the Londis Retailing Excellence Awards 2013, crowning the final day of the Group’s conference entitled “Londis – Local Matters”

Two Clonmel stores were proud winners at the Londis Retailing Excellence Awards 2013, crowning the final day of the Group’s conference entitled “Londis – Local Matters”

The conference recognised the strong role that Londis Retailers play in their respective communities, providing employment, sourcing local products, supporting local causes and servicing the needs of the communities in which they operate.

McDermott’s Londis Western Rd picked up a Silver Retailing Excellence Award and McDermott’s Londis Irishtown won a Silver Retailing Excellence Award and a best in category award for Newspaper & Magazine Store of the Year. Aherne’s Londis Thurles was honoured with a Gold Retailing Excellence Award.

In winning these awards, the stores were independently audited across a range of criteria including the emphasis placed on customer care, the quality of their fresh food offering, the depth and breadth of their product range, and the store’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of hygiene and food safety. The three exemplary Londis retailers received their awards in recognition of their commitment to implementing exceptionally high standards throughout their stores, thereby providing an excellent customer experience to their local communities.

On presenting the awards, Stephen O’Riordan, Chief Executive ADM Londis, congratulated the three stores: “In 2013 we launched our new ‘Local like you’ campaign in recognition of the relationship that Londis retailers have with their communities. As we see it, being truly local means boosting the local community, creating local jobs, and supporting the unique and distinct character of the cities, towns and villages in which we operate, whilst offering real choice, friendly service and exceptional value to the local people upon whom we rely for a successful future in business. Londis retailers have worked tirelessly throughout the past year to represent the Londis brand in the best possible way, maintaining exceptionally strong standards in store and thereby reassuring their customers that shopping local really is the best choice. Congratulations to Aherne’s and McDermott’s Western Rd and Irishtown, Clonmel on an exceptional performance this year.”