Maxi Zoo has been named as ‘Pet Store of the Year’ at the prestigious Retail Excellence Ireland Awards.


The award is a huge achievement for staff at Maxi Zoo, with 17 stores across the country who were part of Maxi Zoo Ireland’s success in being recognised for leading the way in providing customers with a first class shopping experience.

“The award was presented to Maxi Zoo after the judging panel assessed the high standard of customer service that we consistently deliver to customers across all of our 17 stores nationwide, including our Cork stores,” said Alice Cross, Executive Director of Maxi Zoo Ireland.


“Maxi Zoo prides itself on providing pet parents with expert advice and the best possible environment to shop for their pets.  The award is a credit to our dedicated staff and loyal customers. We are thrilled with our success,” she added.


The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards are the biggest event in the Irish retail industry calendar. The awards were co-presented by RTE’s Hector Ó hEochagáin and sports presenter Evanne Ni Chuilinn at a gala Dublin event attended by 500 representatives of the retail industry in Ireland.


The industry Awards, which are now in their 18th year, attracted over 600 entries from retailers nationwide. Awards were presented in a number of categories recognising Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites.


“I want to commend all of the retailers who entered this year’s Awards. The highest standards of service, engagement, display and levels of investment amongst Irish retailers made choosing this year’s winners particularly difficult,” said David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland.


From all at Maxi Zoo, thank you to our customers and staff for your support, without you we would not have won Pet Store of the Year!