Modern, fresh and community retailing is what Gala’s all about!
Delivering innovative and customer-focused retailing from our 200 strong Gala stores to thousands of Gala shoppers every day, Gala is recognised as one of Ireland’s superior convenience retailing Groups.
From freshly baked items in Baker’s Corner to Gala’s very own, freshly-brewed Coffee Junction offering, there’s something for everyone at your nearest Gala store.
Back in 1998, a Group of Irish wholesalers had the vision to develop a new style of convenience retailing, that positioned Irish communities at the heart of its operations. Gala was born and today, Gala’s values remain constant: Irishness, community, excellence in retailing.
With Gala stores owned locally, supported by the strength and expertise of local wholesalers and Gala HQ, Gala retailers tailor their stores to meet the needs of their local community, and it’s proving to be winning formula.
No two Gala stores are the same, and it’s this unique quality that’s continually attracting innovative retailers to join the Gala Group… Gala is growing!
Gary Desmond, CEO, Gala Retail
We're proud to be one of Ireland's leading convenience Groups, and with almost 200 stores operating nationwide, serving thousands of shoppers daily, Gala plays a central role in many communities in Ireland.
From our store owners, to our commitment to Irish organisations, including Special Olympics Ireland, parkrun and the Irish Film and Television Academy, Gala's values – community, Irishness, innovation and quality – are central to everything that we do.
Since the Gala Group was established in 1998, we've come a long way. From a small number of retailers almost 20 years ago, we've created a strong national brand that symbolises modern, fresh and community retailing.
Our stores are now regarded as amongst the best convenience retailers in Ireland, and the Group has won many accolades over the years…with more to come! At Gala, we strive to deliver the best in community retailing, day in, day out, and we hope that every experience you have in one of our stores, is a 'memorable' one.
Gala Best Awards
From award-winning stores to award-winning campaigns, excellence has always been high on the agenda for Gala since our beginnings in 1998.
Recognised for our award-winning in-store concepts, such as Baker’s Corner, to stores exceptional delivery of customer care, award wins are the independent stamp of approval that Gala retailers are amongst the best in the country.
Best Convenience Store (stores under 1,500 sq. ft.) 2015: Gala Topaz Patrickswell, Limerick
Best Convenience Store (stores 4000+ sq. ft) Bronze Award Winner: McGloins Gala Foxford, Mayo
Forecourt Retailer of the Year: Bronze Award Winner: Mullins Gala Manorhamilton, Leitrim