Pictured after receiving their prestigious XL Retail Group Awards for Best Impulse Offering were Chris Scriney and Paul Scriney (Chris and Paul Scriney's XL), while their daughter, Laura Scriney (Laura Scriney’s XL), won Best Newsagents, with Sandra Tyler, XL development manager. Photo: Naoise Culhane

Outstanding Mayo XL retailers recognised at annual awards night

Chris and Paul Scriney’s XL and Laura Scriney’s XL - both in Castlebar - are among an elite group of retailers from around the country who have been honoured for their outstanding commitment to their local communities at the annual XL Retailer Awards celebration, held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

Chris and Paul Scriney’s XL was a joint winner of the Best Impulse Offering award, while Laura’s XL was named Best Newsagents at the awards night.

Hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL Retail brand in Ireland, the prestigious awards ceremony made a welcome return this year for the first time since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic to recognise outstanding retail practice across the XL Retail Group nationwide.

The XL Retail Awards are presented to XL stores that demonstrated outstanding industry excellence following a comprehensive programme of inspections and audits carried out by Ireland’s leading retail audit company, SMA Retail Specialists.

Paul Bealin, cash & carry director with BWG Foods, commented: “XL retailers strive for excellence in every aspect of their service to their shoppers and the local communities in which they are embedded. In meeting the exacting standards of the independent SMA audit, our retailers have illustrated their commitment to being industry leaders in the retail sector and their focus on exceeding customer expectations.

"I congratulate Chris, Paul and Laura and their respective staff on their outstanding achievements.”