Avoca expansion creates 180 jobs

It's just opened its largest store...

Avoca expansion creates 180 jobs

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Avoca has opened its twelfth shop today - its 45,000 sq ft Dunboyne outlet in Co. Meath will create 180 new positions.

This is the biggest store opened by the Irish retailer to date.

It houses a 200 seater Fork Café, its Food Market, a Foodhall and an outdoor seating terrace serving wood-fire pizza.

Poulet Bonne Femme, Sprout and Kish Fish’s will all have concessions in the new store.

It will also offer plenty of space to female, male and kid's fashion and homeware.

Maoliosa Connell, Marketing Manager at Avoca said: "We’re delighted to have secured such a prime location that will allow us to bring Avoca products and services to a whole new group of customers.

"We’re thrilled by the response from our first shoppers and look forward to welcoming more in the coming months."

The store is located just off of the M3 motorway.

The Co. Meath expansion will bring Avoca's total workforce to more than 1,000.

In late 2015 the publicly-quoted US food service and catering firm, Aramark, confirmed the purchase of the Avoca group of Irish retail outlets and cafes from the Pratt family who founded the company nearly 40 years ago.

It said at the time that it saw a "huge opportunity to internationalise a truly Irish culinary dining experience."