Michael Buckley, XL Fermoy  (centre) pictured at the XL Retailer Standards Awards held in Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny with James Scanlan, XL Development Manager and Con Baggot, ValueCentre Cork. (Pic: Dylan Vaughan Photography)

Several XL Stores from across County Cork were honoured for achieving outstanding excellence in retail at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards which attracted retailers from all over Ireland to the Lyrath Hotel in Co. Kilkenny, for the ceremony run by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL brand.

These included Michael Buckley’s XL in Fermoy, who were among a group of retailers from around the country who were awarded a Gold Retailing Standard Award.

The XL Retailing Standard Awards are only given to stores that pass a tough year-long inspection, including visits from mystery shoppers.

John Moane, Managing Director of BWG Foods Wholesale Division, honoured those who achieved an XL Retailing Standard Award for their determination and ongoing commitment, saying, “I’d like to congratulate our outstanding county Cork winners and wish them continued success in the future,” added Moane.