MENARYS, Main Street, Bangor has been a popular choice for Co. Down shoppers for some 26 Years! They have been committed to retaining their presence on the high street and improving their customer offering in a market that has been established for many years!
This year, the leading, family run company, MENARYS celebrate their centenary!! Yes, that’s right – 100 years in business! Trading since 1923, Joseph Alexander (the Great-Great uncle of existing owners) opened ALEXANDERS as a local Draper in Dungannon. Joe’s nephew, Brian McCammon took over the business in 1968 and began his expansion plans with the purchase of MENARYS BROS in Lisburn in 1979!
As store locations grew, the business was rebranded as MENARYS and continued expansion throughout the 80s – 2000s, saw Brian’s 3 sons: Peter, Stephen and Philip (PICTURE ATTACHED) come into the business and take over operations.
Surviving 100 years in retail is no mean feat. It is a versatile industry, impacted greatly by the world around us. Menarys has survived a World War, 30 years of the Northern Irish troubles, the credit crunch and all sorts of other economic cycles.
In the wake of the recent existential threat of Covid 19 pandemic to High Street businesses, Menarys are proud to say they are thriving again and are seeing growth in many areas of the business. In fact, they recently added 2 new stores to the company profile, one at The Junction Antrim (October 2023) and their very first English store in Ramsgate Garden Centre, Kent (November 2022)! This is the second store within a garden centre complex following the opening at Colemans Garden Centre Templepatrick in 2019, and this new market is one where Menarys are planning future growth!
There are currently over 200 staff employed by the local family group and 60 of those, have been with the business between 10 and 35 years! This is something of which they are immensely proud. Culture shapes performance, and Menarys has a culture that encourages teams to do their best and to put their best foot forward. The whole team see and understand that Menarys are a family business and they are an extension of that!
The business was recently awarded WINNER of ‘Northern Ireland Business Eye’ Award: “Family Retail Business of the Year 2022”.
Today, Menarys trade in 18 store locations.
Centenary celebrations are underway in all storeS throughout October as MENARYS run their MASSIVE BIRTHDAY SALE! During the sale, customers can avail of Up to 50% OFF across the store alongside some BIG Centenary deals such as Tower 9Litre Dual Airfryer, on offer at just £100 EXCLUSIVELY to Bangor and Newtownards Customers only (usually £140)!
Customers can also update their Autumn Winter wardrobe with Up to 20% OFF selected Fashion brands or refresh their Home with Up to 70% OFF bedding and the fast selling Harvest decorations!
MENARYS are determined to keep their story moving into the next century, on to new markets, to new teams and to new customers, for many more years to come! And the team looks forward to seeing you all along the way!!
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