€7m invested and 60 jobs created in Kildare

Employment | Thu 30 Jun | Author – Business & Finance
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SuperValu announced today that 60 jobs are to be created at its new store in Kilcock, Co. Kildare.

The new store, which represents a total investment of €7m, is located in The Square, Kilcock and will be operated by local retailers Steven Nally and Edward Casey.

The market square site where the new store is situated was purchased from Kildare County Council as part of a major rejuvenation programme for Kilcock, bringing retail back to the town centre.

As SuperValu stores are independently owned and operated, the new Kilcock store has been tailored for the local community with a number of Kildare food producers supported through the Food Academy range, which showcases start-up food companies.

Speaking at the opening, store owner Steven Nally said: “As independent local retailers we are proud that SuperValu’s local sourcing policy has enabled us to support Kildare companies like Nutraplenish and AP Fine Foods in-store. These are examples of local Irish produce that you simply won’t be able to find in any other supermarket in Ireland which means that by shopping with us our customers are helping to put money back into the local economy.”

Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu, commented: “Today’s store opening demonstrates the strength of SuperValu’s independent community retail model, with this store owned and operated by local entrepreneurs from Kildare. This is a very exciting development and following significant investment, customers of the new store will be able to enjoy the great value, quality and choice which is synonymous with SuperValu.”