Cunningham’s Pharmacy, Monksland, have been announced as National Pharmacy of the Year 2020, at a gala black tie event in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, last weekend.
Hosted by Hector O hEochagain and attended by over 500 retailers from Brown Thomas to Arboretum, this is Retail Excellence Ireland’s annual showpiece honouring all that is great in Irish retail.
This competition has been a long and rigorous road for Cunningham’s Pharmacy with both their stores making the Top 100 after the mystery shopping stage. The newly revamped and expanded Monksland store made it through to the final Top 30 stores on Saturday after a store visit and assessment by retail expert Matthew Brown of London based, Echochamber.
Matthew has the enviable job of travelling the world studying innovative and cutting edge retail.
In his assessment of Cunningham’s Pharmacy he described it as “an absolutely superb store with really strong curation and merchandising that is carefully considered and creative. The store has lovely personalised touches with a good focus on gifting and Irish heroes. This is a world class pharmacy and retail offer!”
In paying compliments to his pharmacy team, owner Paul Cunningham, enthused, “no matter how a store looks it is ever only as good as the people that work therein. I am incredibly lucky to have such a great team of people working across both stores whose hard work and endeavour have taken us to this point. Equally, without its customers a store is nothing and a huge thank you is needed to all our loyal customers over the years.”
Cunningham’s Pharmacy operates beside Super Valu in Monksland and on the Dublin Rd. across from Athlone IT.