Family-run business Joyce’s Supermarket Group has announced it is to join the Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety programme, a nationally recognised, accredited programme offered by Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA ).
The Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety programme provides a framework for ensuring that organisations not only meet, but exceed, the legal requirements for food safety management, while providing guidance on continuous improvement and best practice.
“At Joyce’s supermarkets, customers are at the core of our business. We strive to consistently offer the highest standards of quality and service to our customers and we believe participation in a nationally accredited programme such as the Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety programme will further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to excellence,” commented Pat Joyce.
The Joyce family has been involved in the grocery business since 1951 when Patrick C Joyce senior established himself as a village grocer in Headford, Co. Galway. His son, Pat Joyce took over in 1979, and successfully developed the family business, opening stores in Knocknacarra and Athenry.
With a strong emphasis on customer service and providing quality, locally sourced and reasonably priced goods, Joyce’s supermarkets have become an invaluable resource in the Galway area, now employing more than 250 people.
The EIQA is Ireland’s national quality organisation and the leading professional association for the advancement of quality practices and business improvement.
Established more than 40 years ago, EIQA offers Q Mark programmes across all industries, including Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety, Q Mark for Quality Management Systems, Q Mark for Standard of Care Nursing Homes, and Q Mark for Leisure Centres, with customers in all sectors including public, private, and not-for-profit organisations.