Donnybrook Fair has announced the creation of 120 jobs as part of a €8 million investment and expansion strategy for the business.
The announcement comes as Donnybrook Fair plans to launch its new flagship store at Dundrum Town Centre, which will employ approximately 70 people following a €4.5 million investment in the new location, the Irish gourmet food retailer said.
The Dundrum store will join Donnybrook Fair’s five premium food stores – Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide, Greystones, and Baggot Street – situated in Dublin and Wicklow as well as a gourmet food production facility.
An additional €3.5 million investment in Donnybrook Fair’s gourmet food production facility – Donnybrook Fair Central Kitchen – will lead to the creation of a further 50 jobs at the company," it added.
The production facility, which is located in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, produces 'high quality artisan readymade food products' for Donnybrook Fair’s retail estate and a selection of businesses.
“As part of the continued expansion of Donnybrook Fair, we are very pleased to announce the creation of 120 new jobs following a significant investment in the business,” commented Des O’Mahony, managing director, Donnybrook Fair.
Acquisition By Musgrave
Donnybrook Fair was acquired by Musgrave in 2018 and has recently launched its exclusive ‘DF in SV’ concept at a number of SuperValu stores as part of a significant expansion phase for the business.
“Since the acquisition by Musgrave, the company has continued to grow and after much hard work by the team, we are delighted to be able to share these exciting and positive developments,” he said.
“As a leading gourmet food retailer, providing exceptional food experiences to consumers and businesses throughout Ireland, this announcement is another important milestone in the Donnybrook Fair growth journey,” O’Mahony continued.
“These developments for our business are an example of our strategy in action. As we continue to scale, we will focus on expanding our retail footprint, extending our offer across the Musgrave retail estate, and enhancing our online service offering,” he concluded.