AVOCA NEWS

We Won! Retail Excellence Lifestyle Store of the Year

We are thrilled to share the amazing news that Avoca Dunboyne won Lifestyle Store of the Year at this years Retail Excellence Awards! We are also very honoured to be named one of their Top Five stores in Ireland. Since opening its doors in April 2017, there has been amazing support from the local community around Dunboyne, and we have loved welcoming customers old & new to Avoca’s newest store.

It began as a garden centre, and the team spent months transforming the building into a truly unique retail experience, offering the full Avoca experience including Fork Café, foodmarket, butcher & retail with the addition of 7 Irish businesses as concessions. The store design concept centres around the farm to fork theme; a silo and skeletal barn stand in the retail space, café tables use farm figurines in their designs, and the kitchen garden supplies fresh produce that is used in the kitchens. Dunboyne highlights Avoca’s commitment to quality, Irish provenance, local sourcing and transparency while embracing the brand’s quirkiness – with vintage tractors in signature bright colours and eclectic features throughout the store.

The team has worked incredibly hard over the past few months to deliver excellence to Avoca customers to match the store design across food, retail, and the overall store experience so we are delighted that the judges from Retail Excellence loved our store as much as we do!

The awards were presented on Saturday 11th November in the Malton Hotel, Killarney. The awards are the biggest event in the Irish retail calendar and were attended by over 500 people including all Top 30 finalists made up of some of the country’s top retailers.