SuperValu Carrigaline relaunched on Friday, following an extensive renovation project representing a €3.5 million investment.
The relaunched store will offer an array of new products, the highlights of which include a state-of-the-art butcher counter, a full traditional bakery, and an extensive range of locally produced fresh foods.
Barry Collins’ SuperValu was revamped with a special focus on local businesses.
It partnered with local contractors Walsh Construction and BCD Electrical for the upgrade, while the store itself stocks over 1,600 products produced locally in Ireland.
The store, which currently has a staff count of 168, will welcome an additional 30 new hires into the business.
Expert bakers, butchers and fishmongers will produce innovative creations – called ’Prepared by Our Butcher’ – with options for all customers, including meals for one, meals for two, family meals, and light sides and bites.
The store will also have dedicated zones such as the Happy Pear, Health & Wellness, and Taste of Local, with ‘exclusive offerings, further showcasing the store’s commitment to quality and supporting local producers.’
As part of the investment, Barry Collins’ SuperValu has introduced a number of sustainability enhancements.
These include the installation of 728 solar panels, all fridge doors, and LED lighting.
The upgrades in sustainability represent €1.4 million of the total investment.
‘Supporting Our Community’
David Collins, the owner of the store, said at the launch, “We are delighted to be opening our new-look store after significant investment and much hard work from the team.
“The relaunch signifies our dedication to local support and delivering an unmatched shopping experience.”
Collins continued, “We believe in supporting our community by caring for our environment, so we are particularly proud of the dedicated eco-friendly technologies throughout the new store.
“We can’t wait to bring our new offering to the people of Carrigaline and are extremely grateful to all our loyal customers who continue to support us in the local community.”
Barry Collins’ SuperValu was established in 1865 by a relative of David Collins.
The store experienced its greatest expansion under the ownership of David’s father, Barry, a well-known figure in the town.
SuperValu Carrigaline is embedded in the local community through sponsorship of local soccer, rugby and GAA clubs, as well as other community groups, such as Carrigaline Tidy Towns.
The store invests €25,000-€30,000 annually in these sponsorships.