Silver award for Fermoy store

Pictured after receiving their Silver accolade at the recent 2018 XL Retailing Standards Awards at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone were l-r: Damien Keoghane (XL Fermoy), Michael Buckley (XL Mahon), James Scanlon (XL Development Manager), JJ Fennelly and Joe Ryan (XL Midleton). (Photo: Naoise Culhane)

Several XL stores from across County Cork, including one based in Fermoy, were honoured for achieving outstanding excellence in retail at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards.

The awards attracted retailers from all over Ireland to the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone, for the ceremony run by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL brand.

XL Fermoy, represented by Damien Keoghane, was awarded a Silver Retailing Standard Award, along with stores from Midleton, Mahon, Eyeries village and Marina XL Filling Station.

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.

He said: “XL retailers have an unwavering passion for improving their businesses as they continue driving on store standards across the group and the wider retailing community. The XL retail group continues to grow each year and it’s easily explained by way of our retailers’ deep knowledge of and loyalty to their local communities.”

“I’d like to congratulate our outstanding County Cork winners and wish them continued success in the future,” added Moane.