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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: .. Welcome to Gala.. ie.. GALA is one of Irelands premium convenience retailers, with 200 stores across Ireland.. The Groups stores are central to their local communities, with customer service and value at the heart of the Gala proposition.. What Gala Does.. Find out exactly what Gala is about.. Read More.. Store Locator.. With over 200 stores nationwide.. Sponsorship.. Find out who Gala is sponsoring.. Grow Login.. Username.. Password.. Privacy.. |.. Terms & Conditions.. Contact..

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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: Why Gala?.. The thinking behind the philosophy is that the store owner is the best placed person to understand the needs of the customer.. With over 40 years experience, the Gala team, headed by the Chief Executive, Gary Desmond, have a unique knowledge of the needs and aspirations of the retailer and place a strong emphasis on retailer profitability.. So, if you value your independence, and can see the advantages that the right business Partner can provide, see below to  ...   through realisation.. Ongoing support and advise through Regional Management Team.. Comprehensive promotion programme.. Availability of Ireland's leading independent brand - Homestead.. Homestead -own brand support.. Unrivalled range of branded product.. 2 Billion p.. a.. group through Aontas.. Local Distribution and personal attention.. Continuous marketing support.. Scheduled training programs.. Financial planning.. Integrated Scanning facilities.. Central Billing Package.. Free delivery and no surcharges.. Category Management.. No hidden charges.. Michael O'Shaughnessy, National Development Manager.. Please contact Michael on moshaughnessy@gala.. ie or on 0876888485..

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    Descriptive info: CSR.. Gala's Fundraising 'Drive'.. This month, the Foundation will assist its 1000th family in Ireland in a relatively short eleven years.. Virtually the same day the Foundation received a further boost with the news that, as of July, Gala - Ireland's fastest growing retailer of the last decade - will raise an astonishing 250,000 for the charity -.. the Jack & Jill Foundation's.. largest-ever private donation!.. To celebrate the convenience retailer's 10th year in business, Gala's Chief Executive, Gary Desmond, announced the Group's largest-ever corporate social responsibility programme, with all 200 stores in the Gala Group participating in the fundraising drive.. The funds raised will go towards facilitating the  ...   there was no better time to giveback to the communities that have supported us throughout the years.. With stores country-wide, from Letterkenny to Listowel, many of our retailers' staff, shoppers, family and friends know of families helped by the foundation.. "It's a testament to the amazing work of the Foundation that they have supported 1000 families and we hope that Gala's donation will make a difference and ensure the Foundation's vital work in the future.. ".. Gala's fundraising campaign will include an extensive in-store promotion.. If you would like to contribute then you can purchase a 2 pin in-store and help drive funds for the Jack & Jill Foundation..

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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: Store Development.. Gala is committed to the very best in retail and our regional managers provide a highly practical, professional consultancy service to all of our retailers.. Our highly successful team is made up of top retail professionals, all of whom have substantial experience and expertise in both business and the retail  ...   the best in retail and most importantly we listen to the needs and wants of our retailers, who retain their independence on all levels.. We work with all of our retailers on an ongoing basis in strategic decision making and generate new business ideas and concepts.. We are a customer focused culture..

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    Descriptive info: Careers.. Exciting Career Opportunities with Ireland's fastest Growing Convenience Retailer.. Gala is Ireland's fastest growing Independent Retail Group with over 350 stores nationwide and a reputation for excellence in retailing.. It is an exciting time for us and we're looking for the best people to help drive, and share in, our future success.. Applicants will have experience and a proven track record in the grocery sector, with good communication skills and the ability to work in a demanding and dynamic teamwork environment.. These positions provide excellent career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages, reflecting the successful candidates' experience.. Written application with C.. V indicating the position being applied for  ...   you have aspirations for a more successful future and would like to Manage, Lease or Own your own store and be part of our fast-growing business, we want to hear from you.. There are now opportunities across Ireland to join this winning team, and be part of a brand that is conveniently growing fast! You'll be rewarded with a comprehensive retailer support package and enjoy a profitable business partnership with GALA.. If you have the experience, drive and commitment to excellence, we'd like to hear from you.. Please apply indicating area of interest to:.. Gala Retail Opportunities.. Human Resources Dept,.. Summit House,.. Embassy Office Park,.. Kill,.. Co.. Kildare..

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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: Our Team.. Sales Team.. The Gala Sales Team comprises of Regional Managers and Fresh Food Managers.. The Regional Managers function is to assist in driving our retailers business forward through applying the latest category management recommendations for the convenience sector.. The regional managers are responsible for taking a holistic view of the retailers business and assist in monitoring objectives, performing gap analysis and providing assistance with corrective action plans to ensure the targets set out at the beginning of the financial year are achieved.. The Fresh Food Managers concentrate on the Deli and Hot food areas and assist in HACCP, stock control and waste management.. This is an important aspect of Gala Retail Services commitment to our retailers to ensure our retailers are successful in their venture.. Regional Managers Areas.. South East Region.. North West Region.. Midlands Region.. East Region.. West Region.. South Region.. The Development Team.. The Development team is responsible for the overall development of Gala throughout the country.. Retail development places the Development Team at the core of our new business opportunities.. The Development Team coordinate all aspects of each new project and liaise with the retailers to discuss areas such as business management, break even  ...   Region.. Southern Region.. The Project Coordinators work in conjunction with each of the Regional Managers on the development of our new stores.. The Coordinators have extensive experience in retail management.. Their experience in the FMCG Market shows in the knowledge that is used to develop the product range, category management, and general retail information, whilst on site assisting all retailers and staff.. They work closely with the retailer and development constructors on the store's layout in relation to product display, merchandising, planograms and space management.. The Project Coordinators are there to help launch the opening of a store alongside the retailer, and are also present to assist in the preparations and aftermath of this busy occasion.. The Project Coordinators also call back to view the stores progress and can assist with advice on all aspects of retailing.. The IT Team.. Gala Retail Services Inhouse IT Team assist with store openings and one to one training.. We ensure our retailers get off to the right start from the day the store opens.. Our aim is to show our retailers how to utilize their epos systems to their full potential through group training session's and one to one training where necessary..

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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: Store Of The Year.. Committed to excellence in retailing, the Gala Store of the Year awards were inaugurated at our national conference in October 2003.. The main focus on the initiative is the enhancement of store standards, as we believe this leads to heightened levels of customer satisfaction and ultimately, an increase in turnover and profitability.. Stores are assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.. The judging criteria covers more than a dozen classifications ranging from the store's corporate image through to local marketing, staff training and knowledge of legislation.. Awards are divided into various categories with the overall award going to the store with the highest marks on all classifications.. B.. E.. S.. T 2010.. Congratulations to Brian King on winning this prestigious award.. Owner: Brian King.. Pictured above: L to R Diarmuid Murphy, Nestle Ireland, Liam Peters(front), Brian King, Dathi O'Shea, Gary Desmond, CEO.. LOCAL Gala retailer, Brian King, Ashbourne was awarded the B.. T Store of the Year award at this year's Gala annual conference at the Carton House Hotel in Maynooth.. The award-winning retailer, owned by Brian King, beat off stiff competition from over 200 Gala retailers across Ireland to pick up the most prestigious award of the night.. King's Gala has won the B.. T.. award  ...   comments Brian King.. As you are aware the retail trade becomes more challenging year on year with compliance standards becoming more demanding across all aspects of the retail industry, such as H.. A.. C.. P.. , health and safety, employment legislation, trading requirements and standards.. In conjunction with Q.. H.. , Rose Hibbitts whom has an excellent reputation for auditing within the Retail and Food Safety Industry has in conjunction with Gala established the B.. T Store Assessment programme (B.. -Business Excellence Standards Tool).. This assessment is based on an overview of key areas of your business to help you maximise your stores potential.. To enable you to have a full comprehensive overview of your store standards a Self Assessment Questionnaire is provided please see G.. R.. O.. W Site for questionnaire.. This questionnaire should be completed by you to identify any opportunity for improvement prior to the in-store assessment.. This will also provide you with a greater understanding of any areas of weakness that may be apparent and enable you to take appropriate corrective action.. The initial assessment covers key areas such as Branding, Human Resources, Employment Law, Customer Service, Health and Safety, Food Safety, Information Technology, Marketing, Training Records, Store Trading Documentation, Retail Legislation incorporating Health, Safety and Welfare at work..

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    Descriptive info: Photo Gallery..

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    Descriptive info: C Store.. Local Gala Manager Picks Up Prestigious Grocery Retail Award.. LOCAL Manager, Laura Campbell, of Tobin's Gala in Letterkenny was a prestigious category winner at this year's GRAMs (Grocery Retail Awards in Management).. Picking up the title of 'Best Symbol Group Manager' in the category of stores less than 3,000sq.. ft.. , Laura beat off stiff competition in this category to win the award.. Laura (29) from Upper Woodlands, Letterkenny, has worked for Tobin's Gala for six years and has been managing the store for the past three years.. Since taking over the post, Laura has incorporated many internal procedures that has raised productivity.. With a Diploma in Retail Management from the University Of Ulster under her belt, Laura is a strong advocate for outstanding customer service.. Whilst being in a managerial position, Laura has seen the achieve numerous accreditations including Gala Store Of The Year in 2007, winner of 'Gala Forecourt With Store Over 1,500 sq.. , finalist in 'Gala Store of The Year' Award in 2008 and winner of Forecourt & Convenience Retailer 'Best Forecourt Facilities' Award in 2008.. Thanks to Laura's managerial eye, the store has also been crowned Winner Of 'Gala Mystery Shopper' Best Customer Service Award in  ...   and Annette Tobin and we are very proud to have both Laura and the rest of the team at Tobin's in the Gala Group.. It is fantastic to see her achieve national recognition for her hard work and dedication to retailing.. This accolade demonstrates that commitment and continual development, that has been instrumental in the success of the store.. I would like to congratulate Laura Campbell on her well-deserved award.. ".. Laura Campbell, Tobin's Gala, said: "To be awarded Best Symbol Group Manager in the category of stores less than 3,000sq.. is a true honour.. This award is the recognition that the whole team deserves, however it is only the beginning, like the Gala brand, Tobin's store aims to raise the standards of retailing to new limits and offer our customers the highest level of service available.. TOBINS VOTED THE NATIONAL FORECOURT RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2008 BY SHELF LIFE MAGAZINE.. Congratulations to Eddie Tobin Gala Letterkenny, Port Road, Letterkenny for winning the C-Store award for best 'Forecourt Retailer 2008'.. The store was judged on having the best combination convenience store and forecourt offering.. The areas in which the store was judged was hygiene, presentation, store standards, range, stock levels and customer service..

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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: Promotions.. -.. View Archive.. Download the full promotional leaflet.. here.. Click to enlarge.. Love Irish Food.. Click here to go to www.. loveirishfood.. ie.. Download T&C's for our current Competition..

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  • Title: Gala
    Descriptive info: Advertising.. Gala goes Nationwide.. Retail group Gala has launched two new sponsorships which the company says will reinforce its Irish heritage and connections to Irish communities.. The symbol group has signed a deal with RTE which will see it sponsor the Nationwide TV programme, with Gala 'stings' to be aired at the start and finish of each programme, three times per week.. With viewership figures of over 400,000, Nationwide is one of the most popular shows on RTE, and covers local and community-based issues across the country.. This, Gala CEO Gary Desmond said, made it the 'perfect fit' for Gala.. "It ticks all of the boxes in terms of the ethos of the programme and audience delivery.. We're a 100% Irish-owned convenience group and large  ...   Oireachtas Media Awards, which will celebrate presenters and programme makers who have contributed to the development of the Irish language media sector.. As part of the Gala sponsorship, a new award has been created - Gala Gael Star of the Year - which will allow consumers to vote for their favorite Irish-language TV star.. The two sponsorships form part of the wider 'Gala Goes Gael' campaign, details of which were first announced last year.. Radio.. At the heart of your local community, Gala stores have reinforced their convenient locations in your local towns by re-recording the Petula Clark classic, Downtown.. Also a tune of Emma Bunton's, Gala has reworked the classic song to give it a modern, contemporary feel,.. So, Go Downtown, Gala's Got It!..

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