Garvey's SuperValu has launched its new-look store in Cobh, following a significant investment of €2.5 million.
Garvey’s Cobh employs more than 70 people and is set to offer an extended range of produce across a new premium meat counter, fishmonger and bakery.
The store will also have an enhanced fresh food offering with a new focus on artisan and vegan departments, including a Happy Pear vegan section alongside a new deli and cheese counter.
According to the group, the Garvey’s team have gone to extensive lengths to be as environmentally conscious as possible with the new store’s design which comes with 562 solar panels that will produce enough renewable electricity to power over 40 homes a year.
Eco-friendly LED lighting will also feature throughout, alongside closed refrigeration units which the retailer says will lead to a 40% reduction in energy consumption across the premise.
"We believe in making communities better by caring for our environment, so we are particularly proud of all the eco-friendly technologies throughout the new store," said Garvey. "As a community retailer, we take great pride in making a lasting positive impact."
In addition to the goods already available, the new store will place a strong emphasis on fresh produce from local suppliers, with 75% of goods being sourced in Ireland.
The retailer noted that shoppers can look forward to seeing local brands including Hasset’s Bakery, O’Flynn’s Saugages, Hanley’s Pudding, Glorious Sushi, Little Thai Kitchen, Mr Bells Spices, Field Fresh Potatoes, Slaney Farm and Athula Fusion Foods.
“We can’t wait to bring our new offering of premium meat, fish and fresh food departments to the people of Cobh,” said store manager John Curtin.
Garvey’s SuperValu has been a longstanding supporter of the local community in Cobh.
The team has backed local GAA clubs by supplying training gear and equipment to local teams over the last number of years.
The store is also committed to working towards making Cobh an autism friendly town.