Further growth for SuperValu
24 jobs created following opening of new SuperValu store in Enfield and €600,000 invested in SuperValu Ballincollig expansion
15 October 2014
SuperValu has announced that 24 new jobs are to be created following the opening of Hannon’s SuperValu in Enfield. This follows a major expansion project which sustained 50 local construction jobs over the last number of months and saw the former Centra store on the site converted and expanded from 5,000 square feet to a 12,500 square feet SuperValu store.
This announcement is one of a number of SuperValu store developments underway. Quish’s SuperValu in Ballincollig, Co. Cork, which employs over 115 local people, has just undergone a €600,000 store refurbishment project. These projects are indicative of SuperValu retailers’ long-standing commitment to local communities across Ireland.
Customers of SuperValu Enfield will enjoy an enhanced offer at the store including a new fresh fish counter, a scratch bakery and an expanded fresh food range. The project has also seen the addition of 90 car parking spaces to meet growing customer demand.
Rory Hannon of Hannon’s SuperValu, co-owner with his brother Raymond Hannon, said: “Throughout the years, we have continued to invest in the local community of Enfield through our support of the local Tidy Towns committee, Na Fianna GAA club and most recently, the playground area in Enfield which is due to open in January. The extensive expansion plan for our store demonstrates our long-standing commitment to the locality of Enfield.”
Martin Kelleher, managing director, SuperValu highlighted how the brand’s “retailers are uniquely positioned to make significant investments such as this and in turn, support local communities”. He added that shopping with independently owned stores like SuperValu resulted “in up to three times more money [going] back into the local economy compared to international supermarkets”.
The expansion project at SuperValu Ballincollig will include the installation of new butcher and deli counters, a new cheese and olive bar, a new fish counter and an expanded off-licence. The refurbishment also includes a significant investment in new energy efficient lighting and fixtures for the store. Other features of the refurbishment include a new Health & Wellness department and a dedicated new mother and baby section.