About Gala

The Gala Story

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 shoppers every day, Gala family strives to deliver the best in community retailing, day in, day and 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, fresh hot and cold food options from our New Street Deli and chilled dessert options from Galato, there’s something for everyone at your nearest Gala store.

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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 and Starcamp, and our Inspiration Awards that recognise the work of home-grown heroes in counties across Ireland, 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 we’ve created a strong national brand that symbolises modern, fresh and community retailing. Gala customers are at the heart of everything we do, and our forward-thinking focus on innovation and consumer trends is what keeps Gala stores relevant and makes them an essential part of the communities in which they operate.

Gala stores are now regarded as amongst the best convenience retailers in Ireland, as demonstrated by the many awards and accolades that the Group, it’s retailers and partnerships have received over the years, with many 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.

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Latest News

Slam-Dunk as Gala Retail Kits Out Biggest-ever Irish delegation of Family and Friends Ahead of Special Olympics World Summer Games

At the unveiling of Team Ireland’s female basketball team ahead of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, platinum sponsor of Special Olympics Ireland, Gala Retail, took the opportunity to gift family and friends of the team new supporter merchandise. This year, outside of Germany, Ireland is the country with the largest delegation, now… Read more »

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Gala Retail announces three-year sponsorship with Starcamp

Gala Retail Strikes New Sponsorship Deal with Starcamp Leading Irish convenience retailer, Gala Retail has announced a three-year extension to its title sponsorship with Ireland’s number-one network of children’s activity camps, Starcamp. Starcamp is known nationwide for its award-winning Summer camps, which take place in more than 250 locations across Ireland each year, and this… Read more »

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€80,000 Gala ‘Gifts for All’ giveaway starts Monday the 20th of February and runs until 26th of March

Gala Retail Announces €80,000 in Gala Gifts For All Campaign With a massive €80,000 prize pot up for grabs, leading Irish convenience retail group, Gala Retail has launched its ‘Gala Gifts For All’ campaign on today, Random Acts of Kindness Day, Friday 17th February.  The retail group teamed up with TV and radio presenter, Lucy… Read more »

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