We hope you are all safe and well during these challenging times.
As we re-emerge from lockdown into what can only be described as the ‘new normal’, weI have a real sense of pride as an Irish business. It is amazing to hear so many stories about how communities in Ireland have embraced, listened and acted to protect themselves and protect others during this pandemic. As a nation we should be proud of our contribution and no doubt we have managed to save many thousands of lives. We may not get rid of Covid19 completely but we have hopefully reached a point where we can control the virus and get our lives back on track.
TOGETHER WITH OUR HEROES
During Covid19 our online store remained open. We made the decision very early in the crisis that we wanted to give something back to those most in need. To support this goal we launched a fundraising campaign where we created a charity t-shirt, giving all proceeds to charity, we gave our customers the option to donate at checkout and we also donated a % of sales for the period of lockdown. We are delighted with the response to the campaign and to announce that we have raised over €15,000 for the Together with our Heroes appeal. This appeal was set up to support the healthcare workers in CHI at Temple Street, Crumlin and Connolly during this challenging time.
KEEPING YOU SAFE
After nearly three months of shuttered doors due to the coronavirus, we re-opened our stores on Monday 08th June 2020. Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of and customers. e have introduced a number of measures:
- Prominent social distancing signage
- Provision of hand sanitizer
- New contactless payment limits
- Protective screens at till points
- Caps on the number of customers in store
We are working on some very exciting projects in the business that we will out over the coming months. We are excited to be working with some brilliant partners like Salesforce Commerce Cloud to deliver a new online platform for the business. We will continue to work on our new brand ‘The Aran Store’ and you can look forward to seeing many change to our store layout, the introduction of new ranges & brands and we’ve even changed our in-store music!
Stay safe everyone!
Peter & The Team