A Roscommon town business was celebrating last week as it was crowned ‘Store of the Year’ at the exclusive 2023 Fed Awards at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.
Casey’s Londis, Athlone Road, Roscommon held off competition from UK and Irish stores to win the top award from one of Europe’s largest employers’ associations.
The ceremony, held at the plush London hotel, was hosted by BBC presenter Naga Munchetty on Tuesday last (January 24th).
The Federation of Independent Retailers is a not-for-profit organisation with over 10,000 members across Ireland and the UK.
Casey’s were announced as winners by Booker Group’s customer director Martin Swadling and manager Jim McCausland was on had to collect the award from Fed’s National President Jason Birks.
Mr. Birks commented: “Last Spring, I was part of a group that flew over to Ireland for a whistle stop tour of some of our members’ stores, and the positivity and ingenuity I saw has made a lasting impression.
“One store in particular blew me away, as the owner truly knows and understands the demographic of his customer base and he tailors this offering accordingly.
“In short, Casey’s thoroughly embraces the ethos of being an independent retailer. I decided that he deserved recognition for displaying excellence and ingenuity across all retail disciplines”.