On Friday 31st Agri experts from Biocel, Norbrook, IAS Laboratories, Philmatic and many more were in the store with lots of special offers on the day. There were lots of giveaways in-store and refreshments served as they celebrate the new store launch with the ribbon cutting and official event for the board, invited guests and shareholders.
The store was buzzing with activity including KCLR’s Edward Hayden broadcasting live on Saturday 1st April. Throughout the day there were live demonstrations by Crown Paint and a great opportunity to get a picture with the Dulux Dog. Children enjoyed face painting and balloons, while our customers were treated to free consultations from RTE’s Super Garden Finalist Aimee Moore who was onsite to advise on all of your gardening designs. Customers were invited to come in and meet the Kilkenny Camogie team or just enjoy a customer BBQ from 12-3. It truly was an exciting weekend with a huge range of special offers throughout the store giving customers the chance to Spin & Win some amazing prizes.
Not just for farmers
Callan Co-op prides itself on its knowledge of the local area; its customers; the products which are offered; and the challenges facing the farming community.
When the store on West Street first opened in 2005, the product range consisted of predominantly Agri related items. However, Callan Co-op Homevalue has substantially expanded and diversified the range, now supplying a wide range of products for homes, gardens and the DIY enthusiast.
James Fitzgerald, General Manager said “This co-op was set up by farmers for farmers over 120 years ago. Since then, it’s come a long way, it’s no longer a store just for farmers. We now cater for any home, DIY, and agricultural needs of a much wider area. However, without our loyal farming customers, we wouldn’t have achieved what you see here today and we are keen to acknowledge how valuable their support is.”
Callan Co-op has earned a reputation for offering great value, with customers travelling from all over Kilkenny for its unbeatable pricing and exceptional customer service.
Customers can expect to find top-quality Canadian flooring, expanded paint supplies featuring Crown, Deluxe, and Fleetwood, and a range of garden furniture, accessories, footwear, and protective clothing. The store also offers a full range of animal feeds, equine products, fencing supplies, hardware, fuel products, gardening/landscape supplies, pet and bird food, and accessories. With the new look store and expanded product selection Callan Co-Op offer bigger, better and more competitively priced products.
A big investment into Callan
The new premises has doubled the building in size, and every part of the existing building has been renovated expanded and refurbished. The new look Co-Op now stands on 10,000 square feet, giving plenty of room to stroll and browse while you shop. With 40 free car park spaces on site, it is conveniently located just off the main Callan Kilkenny ring road.
Launch of Homevalue Hardware
Callan Co-op, Home-Agri-DIY are excited to announce that they are now part of the Homevalue Hardware Group. This collaboration is an ideal fit for Callan as this retains the large product range and retains its price competitiveness.
There are 90 Homevalue stores nationwide, with Callan Co-op only one of four to open up in Kilkenny. Make sure to check out the several promotions in-store that Homevalue Hardware will be running with Callan Co-Op, it will be well worth your while. Homevalue stores offer a range of products including building materials, DIY tools, paint, plumbing supplies, electrical goods, garden equipment, pet supplies, and more. Similar to Callan Co-op, Homevalue stores are also known for their competitive pricing and knowledgeable staff.
Flooring & Paint
Wooden flooring is completely new to Callan Co-op Homevalue. They are now stocking Irish-brand – Canadian flooring with a large selection and an impressive display that can be ordered. Speak to flooring expert, Kieran about your flooring needs, he will guide you on the best options to suit your need in terms of choice, availability and quality. What will astonish you about flooring are the unbeatable prices and huge range available.
They have also expanded their paint section, with the addition of Dulux and Fleetwood paints to their already extensive selection of Crown paint. Callan Co-op Homevalue also has a wide range of accessories such as paint brushes and rollers. If you are looking to spring clean and add a touch of paint to your home, you will find everything you need here.
Everything for your Garden
Do you want wood, wicker or cast iron garden furniture, come along and browse, you will find a set for any budget. If you are planning to get outdoors, you will find everything you need here such as barbeques, a great selection of planters, bedding plants, plant feed, tools and anything you can think of to get your garden summer ready, all at unbeatable prices.
People will travel for value.
A co-op is owned by the members and has always been known for its great value, so customers travel from all over Kilkenny for the keen prices and unbeatable customer service.
Siobhan Mason joined Callan Co-op as the Retail Operations Manager ten months ago, in the middle of the big redevelopment. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. “We had a very compact shop floor, which has now doubled to an extensive floor space. Customers are loving the opportunity to browse around now, and we are delighted to see the big mix of customers come in too, from all around Kilkenny. We are here to serve all the community of Callan and hinterlands.”
“Now we have more room to designate to different suppliers and products. For example, when I started working here, fencing only had two little sections for five suppliers, now we have a larger section for each supplier individually.
Callan Co-op has a proud reputation for providing Agri products
The store provides a full range of animal feeds for cows, beef, sheep, and poultry supplied with a bulk feed delivery service; a full range of equine products including feed from Red Mills, and veterinary supplies. A full range of chemicals; dairy detergents and milk socks, and fencing supplies including gates.
Everyday essentials at Callan Co-op Homevalue
Callan Co-op Homevalue is brilliant at the essentials, whether for Agri, home or hardware they have everything you use in day-to-day living.
Have you ever visited?
It’s worth a trip out to see the amazing new store with a huge range of hardware, clothing and footwear, gardening/landscape supplies, including compost, seeds and seed potatoes, garden equipment and paint supplies. It offers pet and bird food and accessories, and an extensive range of DIY products and items required for household jobs. Footwear and protective clothing are also extended on the new shop floor. With a new expanded pet food and equestrian section not to mention home fuel products. The list is practically endless.
The personal touches
Even though Callan Co-op Homevalue has expanded and diversified its Home, DIY and Agri areas, the store still retains its trademark ‘personal touch’. Customers can be assured of a warm welcome and the same great service from Siobhan, Michael, Jim, Bernie, Rosie, Claire, Mark and all the rest of our staff.
With customers coming from North Kilkenny, Thomastown, Kilkenny and beyond, Callan Co-op is not just a store but a community hub where customers can browse, purchase and chat in a relaxed atmosphere.
The co-op is also doing their bit for the environment and even has an area for your recyclable electrical goods, and Brittax water filter cartridges so you don’t have to worry about disposing of them. Ask in-store for details.
Callan Co-op Homevalue is also a Proud Member of “ Guaranteed Irish” Being a Guaranteed Irish retailer in Ireland means that a business has met the strict criteria to be part of the Guaranteed Irish network. This includes being an indigenous Irish business that contributes to the local economy, providing quality Irish-made products or services, and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
The real values of Callan Co-op lie in the people who work there every day. Their commitment to working as a team, talking to customers and supporting the wider community is well known. The longevity of the staff at Callan Co-Op is testament of its core ethos to serve the community and its people. Many of the team are well known to customer having worked there for over 25 years. There have been a lot of changes in that time but the ethos of being there for their customers still remains strong.
Customers feel welcome and get the benefits of being a local business, so you get a personal service and dealing with experts in their field, who want to share their expertise.
Investing in the Future
The expansion of retail store and extensive re-development of yard and shop together with new branding representing the progressive nature of Callan Co-op and will hopefully set them up for the next 100 years!
James Fitzgerald, General Manager of Callan Co-Op said, “Over the past two years we have completed huge improvements in our infrastructure which will help future-proof the business.”
We have increased our feed and fertiliser storage facilities. The concrete surfacing of the entire yard has resulted in a cleaner environment for us to run our business and increased our storage area. This weekend we welcome the official opening of our extension and renovation of our retail store and offices.”
Callan Co-Op regularly supports their community in more than one way. They are proud supporters of Callan’s John Lockes GAA Club, Dunnamaggin Ladies Football, and Callan Feile. Together with a rich history of supporting many community initiatives since it was formed in 1899.
Callan Co-Op would like to thank all its Board for their hard work and commitment, Committee members, shareholders and Agri suppliers. It would also like to extend its gratitude to its Chairman, Donncha O’Sullivan and vice chairman John Tobin.
James Fitzpatrick, Siobhan Mason, Jim McHugh and Stephen Walsh would also like to thank all their customers from over the years. They are looking forward to seeing you all this weekend at the grand opening of the new-look Callan Co-Op
Monday – Friday: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm.
Saturday: 8.30 am – 4 pm