Two Claremorris Retailers get National Awards
October 11, 2011
Claremorris Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Cummins Homevalue Claremorris has been awarded the accolade of Irish Hardware Magazine Homestore Retailer of the Year 2011, sponsored by Crown Paints Ireland. Also winner of the Energy Retailer of the Year 2011 went to Glynns Homevalue Energy Centre, Claremorris which was sponsored by Business Exhibitions Ltd
Congratulating both retailers Eugene Waldron President of the Chamber said “ it is great to see two businesses from Claremorris coming out on top from Irish Retailers, and it shows that Claremorris is still number one for quality and service and very much open for business”
Referring to the high-standard of this year’s entries, Martin Foran editor of Irish Hardware, said that this was a testament to the quality which is currently in evidence right across the trade.
‘This year we were again impressed by the excellence of each entry,’ said Foran.
‘We have seen in these awards, how, year-on-year, merchants have consistently raised their game. This makes the judges’ job a very difficult one.’
Judges remarked: ‘Cummins Homevalue s a hugely impressive store. The Homewares department shows an understanding of the current market. There is a wonderful mix of products and a huge awareness of trends which is vital in this area.
Martin Foran, explained how the Energy Retailer of The Year Category had been introduced to recognize efforts to meet current demands in this vital sector.
‘This is an area which is hugely important to customers and growing more so all the time,’ added Foran.
Judges felt that Glynns went the extra mile in the highly competitive category, noting that the store was ‘particularly friendly towards both ordinary householders and plumbers/specialists alike.’