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€5.5 million investment to create 50 new jobs

SuperValu’s new store in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare was officially opened today by RTE TV and GAA Sports Presenter Marty Morrissey. The new store represents a total local investment of €5.5 million by local businessman John Jones and is set to create 50 new jobs.

At 12,500 square feet the store will boast a superb fresh food offering, which includes an expert butchery department and fish counter, an excellent fresh fruit and vegetable selection and a range of exclusive breads from its own in-store bakery department. A full off-licence will also offer a wide range of world wines, beers and spirits.

Customers can also avail of the SuperValu online shopping service allowing customers to shop online and avail of a ‘click and collect’ or home delivery service. In addition the centre will also include a sports complex and children’s playground along with 132 car parking spaces.

John Jones, owner of Miltown Malbay SuperValu, said; “I am proud to stand here today on the site of our newSuperValu store with my parents Cyril and Patsy who both still work in the business. This is a tremendous achievement for us to continue to build on a business that has been in our family through the generations. We are delighted to be able to offer the local Miltown Malbay community a top class store that provides a quality shopping experience with an extensive range at the best possible value. As well as our fresh food offering and in-store expertise, our customers will be able to avail of additional services such as purchasing GAA tickets andPayzone. Being from Miltown Malbay, I am proud that we have the opportunity to invest locally and employ people from the surrounding area which will add to the overall shopping experience for our customers”.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Morgan, SuperValu Sales Director  said “We are delighted to be expanding the SuperValu network with this latest local store and bringing our unique shopping experience to a new community. This significant investment and job creation from John, a Miltown Malbay native, is a real demonstration of SuperValu and its retailers commitment to building vibrant local communities. Customers can look forward to excellent customer service, top quality fresh food at exceptional value and a commitment to Irish and local sourcing.”

SuperValu, which now has 197 stores nationwide, is committed to local employment and supporting local suppliers. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced or produced in Ireland, contributing over €1.6 billion to the Irish economy and helping to sustain almost 30,000 Irish jobs in the farm, food and retail sector.

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