Lee’s Centra Pallas Green Limerick receives ‘Store of the Year 2023’ at Centra’s National Awards

Pride of Centra Awards 2023 Ian Allen, MD, Centra, Ray Lee, Co-owner, Teresa Kiely, Store Manager, Brendan Lee, Co- owner. Picture by Shane O'Neill, Coalesce.

Retail Consultant Dr Alan Collins undertook an independent auditing process seeing Lee’s Centra Pallas Green Limerick coming out on top



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9 November 2023

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Lee’s Centra Pallas Green Limerick has been named as the best Centra in Ireland, after receiving the title of Store of the Year 2023 at Centra’s recent national award ceremony. 

Centra’s national award ceremony recognises and celebrates the best of Centra stores. Other award winners on the night included the Rising Star award going to Colin Harding, Elys Centra in Cashel and Centra’s Best Deli counter awarded to Dalys Centra in Drogheda. The Overall Off-Licence of the Year award, sponsored by Diageo, was Power’s Centra Miller’s Glen in Swords.

The Store of the Year award, sponsored by 3, sees Centra stores nationwide assessed in areas such as quality, range, customer service, sustainability, and local community contribution. Retail Consultant Dr Alan Collins undertook an independent auditing process, in which Lee’s Centra Pallas Green Limerick took top place. Within the category, winners on the night also included Fraynes Centra Westland Row Dublin for Hi Convenience and Garvey’s Centra Adare Limerick for Neighbourhood. 

The award ceremony consisted of 18 awards on the night and welcomed 93 finalists. 

The awards fell into three categories including People, Excellence and Store of the Year. The People category acknowledged staff who demonstrated exceptional passion and enthusiasm for the – such as Length of Service award and Employee of the Year. The Excellence awards shone a light on stores delivering the best of Centra across the in-store categories Deli, Moo’d, Bakery, Off Licence and Local Activations. The Store of the Year awards celebrate excellence in convenience retailing and exceptional consumer experience.

Ian Allen, managing director, Centra, said: “As the leading convenience retailer with approximately 12,000 employees and 496 stores across Ireland, we are delighted to recognise and reward the very best of convenience excellence from our people and stores.

“Congratulations to Ray and Brendan Lee and the team Lee’s Centra Pallas Green Limerick for winning Centra Store of the Year; this win is a testament to the exceptional standards, commitment and service they offer the local community of Pallas Green on a daily basis. This award is independently audited and with a highly competitive process in place, receiving this recognition truly is a tremendous achievement within the convenience retail industry.”



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