MACE stores from across the country have been honoured at the MACE Excellence Awards for achieving exceptional standards in retailing, which was held recently in Killashee House in Co. Kildare.

The MACE Excellence Awards are only awarded to MACE stores that pass grueling year-long inspections, including unannounced audits and visits from mystery shoppers.

Grandon’s MACE Glanmire, McCarthy’s MACE Dublin Road, Fermoy and Myers Maxol MACE Mitchelstown were among a group of retailers from around the country who were awarded an Excellence Award for five consecutive years. Eight other Cork MACE stores took home an excellence award.

Congratulating the winners, Alex Banahan, MACE Sales Director, said that all of this year’s winning retailers have worked tirelessly to achieve the high standards that these awards demand and celebrate.

“They showcase the quality of MACE stores across Ireland and continuously raise the bar for industry as a whole. Their efforts have been truly outstanding and their recognition is very well-deserved.”

The MACE Excellence Awards are now in their 13th year. The EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) are involved in the auditing process for MACE stores. The association has been at the forefront of the quality crusade in Irish retail for more than 45 years helping to drive the highest standards.

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 230 MACE stores located around the country.