Franchise

Why Gala?

Gala was established in 1998 and is a wholly Irish-owned convenience Group. There are almost 200 stores in the Gala Group, including Gala and Gala express stores.

The stores are locally-owned and are renowned for their commitment to the local communities in which they operate.

Gala excel at tailoring Retailer’s offering to that of Consumer and Customer needs.

You may well ask the question ‘Why Gala’. Click the button below to find out some of the reasons!

Find out the reasons

Why Gala?

1. Strong, Modern, Well Recognised Brand
  • “Your Local Market”

2. Local Relationship/ Dual Levels of Support

  • Local Wholesaler Servicing Retailer
  • National Promotions to Store throughout the year in conjunction with tailored Promotions specific to store
  • Flexibility to react quickly to competitor offering, not falling in to what everybody else is doing
  • Retail Advisor from Local Wholesaler supporting store alongside Gala support team

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3. Gala Retail Services

  • Retail Operations Manager & Executive Support
  • Fresh Food Manager Support
  • Head Office Support
  • Training
  • IT Support
  • National Promotions
  • TV Sponsorship
  • Comprehensive CB Supplier List
  • Competitive Rebates
  • Full Chilled Distribution offering

4. Fresh Foods

  • Fully trained Chefs as Fresh Food Managers
  • Extensive knowledge across all areas of Fresh Foods
  • Bakers Corner Offering- Unique Selling point above your competitors
  • Delivering Additional Sales with high Margin
  • Full offering across CB suppliers
  • Constant Innovation and Development across the main category within your store which you can differentiate yourself from your competitor

5. Project Management

  • Store Plan & Layout
  • Electrical & Plumbing Plan
  • Financial Planning
  • Equipment Sourcing and price tenders from Approved Suppliers
  • Contract Management
  • Staff Training
  • Store Opening Timeline

Open a Gala Store

There are a number of key questions you can ask yourself if looking to Open a Gala store. We are more than happy to talk and help you through that process

1. Retail Experience: Have you the Retail Experience to run your own store?

2. Location/ Store: Have you a store you want us to assess the potential viability of?

3. Available Finance: Opening a store will require the following to be covered off. We will assist you with this.

  • Security for stock and credit terms
  • Fit out
  • Contingency
  • Direct Supplier
  • Building Work
  • Rent- Deposit
  • Other

Chilled Central Distribution - GLOS

Gala GLOS System

Gala’s Chilled Central Distribution solution offers retailers greater access and availability across a wide range of products and allows retailers to be even more competitive on price and efficient in terms of the ordering process.

The system reduces administration work for retailers and allows for greater margins and better stock control management. The bespoke online ordering system GLOS (Gala Logistics Ordering System) was developed to be very easy for retailers to use.

Local Wholesale Network

Gala provides a country wide local wholesale network.

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Local Wholesale Network

NAME ADDRESS 1 ADDRESS 2 ADDRESS 3
Perry’s Cash and Carry Limited Strawhall Ind. Estate, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Clonlara Wholesale Distributors Ltd., Clonlara, Clare, Co. Clare
M & P O’Sullivan Ltd., Doughcloyne Ind. Est., Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork
C Clifford & Sons Limited Basin Veiw, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Cox’s Cash & Carry Ltd., Kilbelin Road Newbridge, Co. Kildare
4 Aces Wholesale Ltd., Clonminam Bus. Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Joseph Dugdale & Co Tawnyeely, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
McCarrick Brothers (L) Ltd., Athlone Road, Longford, Co. Longford
Better Deal (Navan) Ltd., Carriage Road, Navan, Co. Meath
Padraic Tuffy Ltd., Collooney Roundabout Collooney Co. Sligo
Thurles Wholesale C&C Ltd., Racecourse Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
H. Murphy & Co. Ltd. Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
John McBride (Cranford) Limited Convent Road, Millford, Co. Donegal

What they're saying about us

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  • New Street Deli is a simple but effective concept. The recipes are very straighforward for my team to create, and the training that Gala provided made this a smooth transition to incorporate this concept within our store.

    Ivan Camier, Gala Ballydehob

  • Since launching Coffee Junction in store 18 months ago, sales have increased significantly and with it, we have noticed a sizable increase in sales of ancillary products such as pastries, scones and health / snacking bars etc. The unit is modern in its appearance, comparable to anything in the market. It’s attractive and appealing to consumers and gives a very professional image to the category overall. I would highly recommend the concept for any store contemplating a change in their coffee offering.

    John McGloin, Gala Foxford

  • I recently installed the Galato concept as part of our store revamp. Galato has generated excitement with fresh menu options to satisfy all customers, both adults and kids. The Concept itself is beautifully presented, and our ice cream sales have doubled. We are looking forward to taking advantage of a longer selling season. Gala has extended promotions to support and drive sales, not only during the traditional summer months but beyond which has helped to broaden our sales of Galato.

    Terry Kane, Gala Carlow

  • Customers really love the taste of our new Blissimo range. With such a short waiting time they can order their pizza ,do their shopping and its ready for them before they leave. Its made a real impact on our evening trade and added something new to our offering. We couldn’t be happier

    Gala Straffan

  • Baker’s Corner has been a great addition to my store. Its performance has increased my sales and margin. The products are great quality and my customers always comment on the freshness and taste. I am excited for the new products that are being launched with the Baker’s Corner image as I’m confident that they will extend our quality offering of baked goods in-store. Baker’s Corner gives us a reason for shoppers to visit our store and a point of difference from our competitors.

    Mary O'Shea, Gala Blennerville

  • Since changing from a generic bean to Lavazza coffee, and introducing Coffee Junction, I was impressed by the significant uplift in coffee cup sales for our store. It was a real turning point and we have gained new customers because of the change in our offering. Coffee Junction as a brand has been a very positive move for our business

    Daniel Moynihan, Gala Adare

  • The introduction of Galato has added an extra layer to something that we were already doing. We were already known for our ice cream offering, but the addition of Galato has made this so much stronger. Our sales have increased hugely, especially during the summer season.

    Kevin Bracken, Gala Portlaoise

  • The Distill image is so strong and vibrant, it draws customers into my off licence. The section was somewhat lost before within the store, but the logo name and image has provided a focus. The range and layout is perfect for my store.

    Gala Kildangan

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