Londis Retail Development Manager, Ger Greaney with John and Majella Roche from Roche's Londis, Doneraile at the recent Londis Retailing Excellence Awards ceremony held in Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow.(Photo: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography)

Londis retailers from every corner of the country, including Cork, descended on Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow recently for The 2016 Londis Retailing Awards.

Amongst those in receipt of awards on the night was Roche’s Londis, Doneraile who were recognised in both the Retailing Excellence Award as well as the Community Retailer Store of the Year 2016.

They were one of 5 Londis stores in Cork to be awarded at the ceremony, with a total of 82 Londis Retailers receiving Londis Retailing Awards on the night. The Londis Retailing Awards, recognise stores that excel across all areas of store performance.


Accepting the Community Retailer Store of the Year 2016 Award, John Roche of Roche’s Londis, Doneraile said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award which is testament to the extremely hard working team that we have 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.”

Congratulating retailers at the awards ceremony, Conor Hayes, Londis Sales Director said: “In the past year, the standards across the Londis retail estate have improved greatly. 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.”