New Tesco Swords store opens creating 85 new jobs

Andrew Yaxley, Tesco Ireland CEO and store manager, Gary Redmond, opening Tesco Ireland’s new store at the Airside Retail Park in Swords, with the help of Bernie Marks, Community Person of the Year for Swords

Tesco Ireland CEO, Andrew Yaxley says Tesco Swords has been designed "to provide an enhanced more engaging shopping experience"

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A total of 85 new jobs have been created by Tesco Ireland through the opening of its 149th Tesco store at the Airside Retail Park in Swords, Co. Dublin.

The 85 strong-staff will encompass 70 people from the local area including 42 from Swords. Tesco now employs over 13,000 people in Ireland.

Located at Airside Retail Park, the new store measures 22,358 sq ft and includes four ancillary units; namely a café, pharmacy, medical centre and take away. It also boasts 229 free car parking spaces including a dedicated electric car charging point and a Click & Collect service.

Speaking at the official store opening yesterday, Tesco Ireland CEO, Andrew Yaxley described the move as a “great boost for the local community”. He also said its store layout has been designed “to provide an enhanced more engaging shopping experience”.

The new supermarket will be managed by an experienced senior management team including store manager Gary Redmond who previously managed the Tesco store in Rush, Co. Dublin, and personnel manager Debbie Myler from Swords who joined the team from Tesco Dundalk Extra.

Gary Redmond Tesco Swords store manager outlined more details about the new store.

“We offer an extensive range of fresh food including a bakery, butcher, fish counter as well as a salad and sandwich bar to help busy shoppers who need food on-the-go,” said Redmond. “The store will also support the Swords community specifically through our Tesco Community Fund initiative and we will channel our surplus food to the local Swords initiatives that need it most through our partnership with FoodCloud. We will also support Tesco’s Charity Partner Temple Street through in-store fundraising.”

The new supermarket is also set to include hundreds of local products.  Local suppliers will include: Dessie Farrell Parsnip supplier from Rush, Co. Dublin; Brian Weldon, cauliflower supplier from Lusk Co. Dublin, the Foley Brothers and Alan Kelly, tomato suppliers from Rush Co. Dublin, and David Rogers, onion supplier from Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin.

 

 

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