Limerick Centra store is a cut above the rest

Double win: Tom Ryan, Ian Allen, Joe Greensmith, Sonya McCourt, Jennifer O'Hagan, Brenda Ryan, Michael Killoury and Martin Kelleher with the award which was won by Ryan's Centra in Raheen for Centra Store of the Year 2013
RYAN’S Centra in Raheen is celebrating after winning Centra Store of the Year 2013, after beating off competition from twelve other finalists from around the country.

RYAN’S Centra in Raheen is celebrating after winning Centra Store of the Year 2013, after beating off competition from twelve other finalists from around the country.

This is the second time the store has scooped this award, having previously won in 2009. It is the first time in the history of the awards that a Centra store has scooped the gold award twice.

All 460 Centra stores throughout the Republic of Ireland are audited by an independent retail consultant, focusing on value, fresh food, product range, hygiene, customer service and product knowledge. The award was presented to store owners Tom and Brenda Ryan, who were praised for their unique store which is “set apart from the crowd”. “Offering top quality customer service and fresh local produce is something the Raheen store should be extremely proud of,” said the judge of the event.