One hundred retailers from around the country have recently been named as the Top 100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organisation in Ireland.
 
The Top 100 stores are part of the AIB Merchant Services Retail Excellence Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage high standards in the Irish retail industry and are now the largest and most prestigious of its kind in Ireland. The Awards will take place on November 12th in the Galmont Hotel in Galway. Former Store of the Year winners include Fabiani (Longford), Willow (Ennis), Garvey’s SuperValu (Tralee), TileStyle (Dublin), Arboretum (Carlow), and O’Briens Wines (Limerick and Dublin).
 
Kjell Nolke, founder and owner of Nolke Opticians was delighted with the announcement, “This is a reflection of the efforts of the whole team here at Nolke Opticians. We all really enjoy our work, and the new look store has reinvigorated all of us. You build up some great relationships in this industry and while customers give the most important feedback, accolades like this are of course welcomed too. Waterford has a great history of success in these awards, and we’re pleased to be joined by the Book Centre in the Top 100 listing. We’re now hoping to take it one step further and reach the Top 30.”
 
Duncan Graham, Managing Director of Retail Excellence, said: “I am delighted to announce the Top 100 Stores in Ireland on behalf of Retail Excellence. These awards are particularly important for businesses throughout the country who consistently put an emphasis on excellence in customer service and retailing. These Top 100 stores are flying the flag for the retail industry and have raised the bar even higher this year amidst the toughest competition.”
 
Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the members, for the members. We are an organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, human resources services, Government representation and member networking initiatives. Retail Excellence has over 2,200 leading retail companies in Ireland. Our members are the most progressive and innovative retailers. Retail Excellence is the largest retail industry body in Ireland.
 
If you’d like to know more about Nolke Opticians, just call in to it’s store at the Uluru Centre on the Dunmore Road or visit www.nolkeopticians.com.