€7 million investment and 60 jobs created at SuperValu Kilcock

Pictured as they sampled some of the fresh baked bread were Kristine Ronne, bakery dept with from left, Edward Casey, SuperValu Kilcock store owner and manager, Martin Kelleher, managing director, SuperValu, and Steven Nally, SuperValu Kilcock store owner

Local retailers Steven Nally and Edward Casey are operating the new 12,000 square feet store

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5 July 2016 | 0

SuperValu is creating 60 jobs at its new store in Kilcock, Co. Kildare, which opened on Friday, 30 June. The new 12,000 square feet store, which represents a total investment of €7 million, is located in The Square, Kilcock and will be operated by local retailers Steven Nally and Edward Casey.

The market square site where the new store is situated was purchased from Kildare County Council as part of a major rejuvenation programme for Kilcock, bringing retail back to the town centre.

Tailored for local area

As SuperValu stores are independently owned and operated, the new Kilcock store has been tailored for the local community with a number of Kildare food producers supported through the Food Academy range, which showcases start-up food companies and helps give small producers a big chance.

A range of specialist staff will also be employed as part of an emphasis on fresh food, with a butcher counter, fish counter and fresh scratch bakery all available in-store.  The new store also offers a dedicated health and wellness section as well as a 120 space car park. Customers will have access to the SuperValu online shopping service allowing customers to shop online and avail of a ‘click and collect’ or home delivery service.

Sourcing policy strengths

Speaking at the opening, store owner Steven Nally said: “Eddie and I grew up just 10 minutes from Kilcock and opening this store is very special to both of us. We are proud to be helping to boost the local Kildare economy with the creation of 60 new jobs. Together with our two other stores in the county, we now employ 170 people in Kildare.  As independent local retailers we are proud that SuperValu’s local sourcing policy has enabled us to support Kildare companies like Nutraplenish and AP Fine Foods Ltd in-store.”

Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu, said the opening “demonstrates the strength of SuperValu’s independent community retail model”.

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