Mayo MACE stores claim top accolade for retail excellence

Fallon’s MACE, Ballinrobe, has been honoured at the MACE Excellence Awards for achieving exceptional standards in retailing, which was held in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny, and hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE brand.

The MACE Excellence Awards, held in association with the Excellence Ireland Quality Association, are only awarded to MACE stores that pass an intensive year-long inspection, including unannounced audits and visits from mystery shoppers.

Other stores to receive a MACE Excellence Award for 2017 were:

• Delaney’s MACE Castlebar

• Hunt’s MACE Claremorris

Congratulating the winners, Daniel O’Connell, MACE sales eirector, said: “The MACE Excellence Awards recognise those who, through their commitment to outstanding retail standards and customer service, continue to set the benchmark for the brand and marketplace overall.

"Increasingly high standards are undoubtedly contributing to the continued success of MACE.

"Retailers who achieve the MACE Excellence Award must comply with a strict set of criteria, which involves stores being rigorously monitored throughout the year. Their efforts have been truly outstanding and their recognition is very well-deserved.”

MACE is the longest serving convenience brand in Ireland, serving local communities for more than 50 years. Operated by independent retailers, the network includes local community stores as well as forecourt shopping, with over 160 MACE stores located around the country.

* Pictured at the MACE Excellence Awards for achieving exceptional standards in retailing, held at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny recently were Philip O'Brien, MACE Retail Operations Advisor, Conor Hanbury, Lorraine Reape and Ger Kelly, MACE Castlebar and Willie O'Byrne, Managing Director BWG Foods.

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