Limerick stores pick up awards

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

BOSSES at two suburban Centra stores are celebrating after picking up prestigious retail awards.

BOSSES at two suburban Centra stores are celebrating after picking up prestigious retail awards.

Ryan’s Centra in Raheen, and Chawke’s Centra in Castletroy, received the two top prizes at the Edward Dillon Off Licence and Wine Store Awards.

Ryan’s Centra were announced the Wine Store of the Year award winners, while Chawke’s Centra beat off stiff competition from stores across the country to take home the Off Licence of the Year Award.

The stores were judged on a range of criteria including range, value innovation, appearance and standards, as well as customer service and qualified staff across the off licence department.

Both stores received top scores in all categories across the board.

As a prize, managers at both stores will now travel to South America where they will visit Vina Carmen in Chile and Dona Paula in Argentina.

During the trip they will visit the vineyards and see the innovative wine making techniques.

They will also meet the winemakers and sample some of the latest vintages.