SuperValu to open new stores and add 280 jobs

By Business & Finance
23 February 2015
Martin Kelleher, Supervalu

Irish grocery retailer, SuperValu, has announced that it recorded retail sales of €2.58bn in 2014.

This represents a new milestone for the brand, following the addition of 24 former Superquinn stores to the business in February 2014.  As a result, SuperValu now holds 24.9% market share and serves over 2.6 million customers every week.

SuperValu also plans to invest €18m in opening four new stores in 2015, which will add 280 jobs to the SuperValu network. Some of the locations will include Athlone and Kilcock.

Commenting at the SuperValu national conference in Killarney today, Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu, said: “We are satisfied with our current trading performance, having finished the year well with a good Christmas trading period.  We believe that SuperValu can continue to go from strength to strength in 2015. We will continue to drive the momentum behind SuperValu into 2015 through our food leadership programme, commitment to local suppliers through initiatives like Food Academy, and exceptional value through quality own brand products and promotions.”