Greenacres, Wexford Recognised for Top Class Shopping Experience

Wexford retailers continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence and last night those leading the way were recognised at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2017 in association with Barclaycard.

Following hundreds of entries Retail Excellence Ireland has crowned Greenacres, Selskar, National Store of the Year 2017. The store has been a well known local brand for over 30 years, and has now received the nationwide recognition it deserves.  Commenting on the win Lynn Drumgoole, Communications Director at Retail Excellence Ireland said ‘Greenacres is an incredibly innovative company that has created a top class shopping experience where customers can enjoy quality products and customer service in an environment that inspires them. I want to commend all of the retailers who entered this year’s Awards, they demonstrated the highest standard of service, customer engagement, display and levels of investment making the Greenacres win a well-deserved accolade.’

Emma Cooke, Springmount Garden Centre, Gorey was presented with the Westland Rising Star Award for her exceptional talent and dedication to the garden centre industry. Best in class winners across key retail sectors, people and ecommerce were also awarded and Wexford retailers featured with TheDuck@Marlfield shortlisted as a Top30 Store and Gorey which was down to the final 3 for the Retail Excellence Ireland’s Friendliest Place Award.

The Awards were presented on Saturday evening (5th November) by Hector Ó hEochagáin. The sell-out event was attended by more than 500 Irish retail industry executives. The Awards are the biggest event in the Irish retail industry calendar.

The award winners are –


National Store of the Year & Specialist Food/Wine Store of the Year 2017 – Greenacres, Selskar, Wexford Town


Forecourt of the Year 2017 – Applegreen, Wicklow Service Area, N11 Cullenmore, Wicklow

Supermarket of the Year 2017 – Smith’s SuperValu, New Road, Kinsale Road, Coark

Restaurant & Coffee House 2017 – Hook & Ladder, Sarsfield Road, Limerick

Pharmacy of the Year 2017 – Mellerick Pharmacy, Fermoy Cork

Home, Interiors Store of the Year 2017 – TileStyle, Ballymount Retail Centre, Dublin 24

Garden Centre of the Year 2017 – Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Leighlinbridge, Carlow

Electronics & Tech Store of the Year 2017 – Three, Shop Street, Galway

Footwear Store of the Year 2017 – ECCO Shoes, Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Dublin

Jewellery Store of the Year 2017 – Matthew Stephens Jewellers, 8 O’Connell Street, Limerick

Lifestyle Store of the Year 2017 – Tony Kealys, Boucher Crescent, Belfast



Rising Star of the Year 2017 – Agata Chelminiak, IKEA

Store Manager of the Year 2017 – Colin Curtis, Harvey Norman, Rathfarnham & Carrickmines


Digital Campaign of the Year 2017 – Inglot, Pro Team Roadshows

Best New Website of the Year 2017 – Compu b

Website of the Year 2017 – Carrolls Irish Gifts


Ireland’s Friendliest Place 2017 – Navan, Co. Meath


Consumer Choice 2017 – Scally’s SuperValu, Clonakilty


Supplier of the Year 2017 – StudioForty9, Lower John Street, Cork

For further information contact:

David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland – 087 2535482

Lynn Drumgoole, Communications Director, Retail Excellence Ireland – 085 1052058

About the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards

The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in association with Barclaycard recognises Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites. This is the 18th year of the industry awards which command over 600 entries annually. The awards function is to drive retail excellence in Ireland’s largest industry – Retail.


About Retail Excellence Ireland

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. REI aim to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top class retail standards and skills and promoting a vibrant and competitive world class retail industry in Ireland. Retail Excellence Ireland involves 1,300 leading retail companies who operate over 16,000 stores in the Irish market. REI is a not for profit organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, commercial services, Government representation and member networking initiatives.

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