Local cafe named in top 100 retailers


THE owners of a Carlow café, the Neighbourhood Espresso, have said they are honoured to have been chosen as one of the Top 100 Retailers in Ireland ahead of the Retail Excellence Awards. 

Neighbourhood Espresso is the only store in Carlow Town to be given such an accolade this year.

“Having been visited by a mystery shopper; our speciality in house roasted coffee, suspended coffee option and our fantastic friendly staff made us a massive success,” the owners said.

our fantastic friendly staff made us a massive success

Meanwhile, the Aboretum Home and Garden Heaven in Leighlinbridge has been shortlisted after Retail Excellence announced the Top 30 finalists in the annual awards.

The National Store of the Year winner will be announced at a black-tie awards banquet next month. This award will recognise the most innovative retailers that leverage cutting edge eCommerce technology and deliver the most streamlined customer experience.

All entries will be subject to a mystery website audit which will focus from a mobile perspective on page load speed, search and browsability, purchase journey, customer queries and marketing effort.


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