Iceland's opening nine new Irish supermarkets - creating 270 new jobs

It's investing €12m in expanding its Irish presence...

Iceland's opening nine new Irish supermarkets - creating 270 new jobs

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Food retailer Iceland has announced that it is investing €12m in the Irish market.

It will open nine additional outlets and add 270 new jobs at locations in Tallaght, Galway, Cork (Douglas, Fermoy, Ballincollig) Letterkenny, Limerick, Shannon, and Gorey.

This will bring its total network to 21 stores nationwide and increase its headcount to 530.

Its new Tallaght store is on the Greenhills road and will open tomorrow. It will be the frozen-food specialist's biggest in the country, covering 15,000sq. ft. and creating 35 jobs in the area.

The next opening will be in Galway on Tuesday, May 9th. It will be its first store in the west of Ireland and will feature an in-store bakery and coffee station.

Ron Metcalfe, Managing Director of Iceland Ireland commented, "We have been back in Ireland for four years now and have been committed to expansion from day one. This new investment sees 2017 as our biggest year yet with our nine new stores opening.

"We’re looking forward to bringing great value and a brand customers can trust to Tallaght, Galway, and across the country this year, as well as welcoming new team members to the Iceland family. And as always, we’re looking forward to expanding and delivering the Power of Frozen to more Irish customers than ever before."

The company works with more than 32 local Irish suppliers.