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Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland announced today that 80 new jobs are to be created as a result of an €8.2 million investment at the company’s Fonthill depot in Dublin. The new roles in management, warehouse and driving positions will bring the total headcount at the site to 335 permanent staff. The 57,000 sq. ft. expansion will boost Fonthill’s capacity by 60% by 2015. Work has already commenced on the Fonthill site, which will sustain 65 construction jobs. The expansion is due to be completed by July 2015.
 
Commenting on the expansion, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, said: “This significant investment in our Fonthill depot is a major milestone for our business in order to ensure we can meet our future capacity needs by strengthening our supply chain and logistics operations. The expansion will allow us to reach the site’s full potential, ultimately enhancing the shopping experience at SuperValu and Centra stores by guaranteeing greater availability of produce on a daily basis.”
 
Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland operates the SuperValu and Centra brands in Ireland, partnering with entrepreneurs who own and operate stores in their local community. SuperValu is the leading Irish grocery retailer with 223 stores nationwide, serving over 2.6 million customers every week and recorded retail sales of €2.1 billion in 2013. Centra is Ireland’s number one convenience brand, with 465 stores nationwide and recorded retail sales of €1.48 billion in 2013.

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