Donnybrook Fair announces 120 jobs as part of €8m investment and expansion strategy

  • 70 jobs at new flagship Dundrum store following €4.5m investment
  • €3.5m investment in gourmet food production division creates 50 new roles

Donnybrook Fair, the leading Irish gourmet food retailer, has announced the creation of 120 jobs as part of a €8m investment and expansion strategy for the business.

The announcement comes as Donnybrook Fair plans to launch its new flagship store at Dundrum Town Centre, which will employ approximately 70 people following a €4.5m investment in the new location.

Meanwhile, an additional €3.5m investment in Donnybrook Fair’s gourmet food production facility – Donnybrook Fair Central Kitchen – will lead to the creation of a further 50 jobs at the company. The production facility, which is located in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, produces high quality artisan readymade food products for Donnybrook Fair’s retail estate and a selection of businesses.

“As part of the continued expansion of Donnybrook Fair, we are very pleased to announce the creation of 120 new jobs following a significant investment in the business,” commented Donnybrook Fair Managing Director, Des O’Mahony. “Since acquisition by Musgrave, the company has continued to grow and after much hard work by the team, we are delighted to be able to share these exciting and positive developments,” he said.

“As a leading gourmet food retailer, providing exceptional food experiences to consumers and businesses throughout Ireland, this announcement is another important milestone in the Donnybrook Fair growth journey,” Mr O’Mahony continued. “These developments for our business are an example of our strategy in action. As we continue to scale, we will focus on expanding our retail footprint, extending our offer across the Musgrave retail estate, and enhancing our online service offering,” he concluded.

The Dundrum store will join Donnybrook Fair’s five premium food stores – Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide, Greystones, and Baggot Street – situated in Dublin and Wicklow as well as a gourmet food production facility.

Donnybrook Fair was acquired by Musgrave in 2018 and has recently launched its exclusive ‘DF in SV’ concept at a number of SuperValu stores as part of a significant expansion phase for the business.

Sourcing quality, local and Irish

Donnybrook Fair’s new Dundrum store has been designed to serve the local community by way of weekly shopping and will stock a range of quality Irish food products. The new location will offer a casual eating setting on the upper floor where customers can avail of high-quality breakfast, lunch and evening meal options, all of which can be paired with a wine selection from Donnybrook Fair’s exclusive range of alcohols that are covered by a full alcohol license.

In-store experience

The innovative ground will also offer a unique Chef’s Corner featuring international and traditional recipes which have taken inspiration from some of world’s leading food markets from London’s Borough market to Indore market in India. Whether its lunch on the run or dinner for later, a team of in-house chefs will be serving up these freshly made gourmet delicacies. The venue will also cater for exclusive, private cooking and food appreciation classes for Donnybrook Fair customers and will be available for evening banquets, parties, and meetings.

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