Empowering Irish Retailers For 25 Years!

Our Story

Retail Excellence is a not for profit company which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be.

Retail Excellence involves 2,000 leading retail companies who operate in the Irish market. Our members are the most progressive and innovative in the market. We make every effort to deliver activity which is wholeheartedly based on member needs. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.

Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the Members, for the Members and is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. Our aim is to enhance the consumer’s retail experience by developing top class retail standards and skills and promote a vibrant and competitive world class retail industry in Ireland.

Retail Excellence Team

Duncan Graham

Managing Director

Keelan Bourke

Head of Commercial

Antoinette Colleran

Office Administrator

Philip McGillycuddy

Partner Manager

Jason McDonagh

Head of Finance

Helen O’Dowd

Head of Learning & Events

Board Members

Joe Barrett

Chairman of Retail Excellence, COO & Co-Owner, Applegreen PLC

Duncan Graham

Managing Director

Jean McCabe

Deputy Chair of Retail Excellence, Owner of Willow Group 

Fergal Doyle

Co-Owner & CCO at Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven

Michelle McBride

Retail Director, Butlers Irish Chocolates

Paul Gallagher

Managing Director, Shuz4U Group

Paul Neeson

Retail Director, Aer Rianta International

James Byrne

Digital Marketing Manager, Glanbia Ireland

Our Trustees

Sharen McCabe

Chairwoman, McCabe’s Pharmacy Group

Kevin Jephson

Director, Ardkeen Quality Food Store

Keith Rogers

Head of Retail, ECCO Footwear