Pictured from left: Martin Kelleher, Managing Director Centra, Joe and Diane Deegan, Deegan’s Centra, Urlingford, JF Michel, Account Director Three and Ian Allen, Sales Director Centra.
Deegan’s Centra in Urlingford has been named the best in Ireland, scooping the Centra Store of the Year award for 2018.
The store received the accolade at the Centra National Conference, which took place at the Malton Hotel, Killarney recently.
Joe and Diane Deegan from Deegan’s Centra were presented with the award by Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra, Ian Allen, Centra Sales Director and JF Michel, Account Director of Three Business, competition sponsors.
As part of the competitive process, retail consultant Dr Alan Collins audited Centra stores throughout Ireland, with each participating store assessed for its range, quality, customer service, hygiene, service offering and local community involvement.
Receiving the award, store owner Joe paid tribute to the team at Deegan’s and acknowledged that their enthusiasm and dedication were determining factors in Deegan’s Centra being selected as Centra Store of the Year.
“I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of all of our dedicated, hard-working staff members at Deegan’s. They are a super team of professionals who constantly strive to deliver the very best service, healthy convenience offering and value for money to our customers. This award is recognition of the great effort that they give every day”, he said.
Competition judge Dr Alan Collins added: “There’s something about Deegan’s that makes it feel ‘perfect’. It has a unique shopping experience and it all comes together at the front of the store, where you are greeted by an abundance of top quality fresh food. This is the kind of store everyone wants in their community.”