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14 Nov2022 Insomnia wins Retail Excellence Café & Restaurant of the Year for the second year in a row!

Insomnia wins Retail Excellence Café & Restaurant of the Year for the second year in a row!

Insomnia Thurles has been named as Café & Restaurant of the Year at the AIB Merchant Services Retail Excellence Awards 2022. This represents the second year in a row that Insomnia has won the Café & Restaurant of the Year category with Insomnia Shackleton picking up the accolade last year.

Retail Excellence is the largest representative body for the retail sector in Ireland and the annual awards programme identify outstanding examples of retail businesses across the country. The awards were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage the highest standards in the Irish Retail Industry. They are now the largest and most prestigious of their kind in Ireland.

Hundreds of Irish Retailers from all corners of the country entered this competition, but Insomnia Thurles was one of 30 businesses that made it through to the final stages of this year’s Retail Excellence Awards. The Top30 stores were rigorously tested with a financial audit and an onsite visit from Retail Excellence and Echochamber with Insomnia Thurles chosen as Café & Restaurant of the Year.

Harry O Kelly CEO of Insomnia said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our Thurles café has been named as Café & Restaurant of the Year. I am extremely proud ­­of Bozena and her team, this acknowledgment is testament to all their hard work and dedication. They have done an amazing job since the café  opened a little over 12 months ago, continuously providing exceptional customer service and of course delivering the best cup of coffee to each customer, every single time they visit”. 

Duncan Graham, Managing Director of Retail Excellence, said: “I am delighted to announce the winners of the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2022, held in association with AIB Merchant Services. The judging panel has been so impressed by the high standard of retailers across the country and it was extraordinarily difficult to whittle our shortlists down to just ten winners. Our awards night is a marquee event in the Irish retail calendar, and we are proud to honour the best and brightest in the industry once again this year. Of course, we are experiencing a tough trading environment at present, but the drive and ambition of retailers across Ireland ensure we can look forward to 2023 with renewed optimism.”


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