SuperValu has celebrated the opening of its new outlet in Newbridge this morning, announcing that the store will create 70 new jobs for the local community.
The 13,000 sq ft store, which represents an investment of €2.2 million, is on the Athgarvan Road and will be owned and operated by local businessman Andrew Cross.
Cross is the owner of three other stores in Kildare, with Centra shops in Naas, Newbrdige and Kilcullen, all of which hold the ‘Excellence Ireland Emerald Award’ for best practice in food retail.
At the store opening, he commented, “Cross’ have been supporting the community of Kildare for the past 24 years, and we are delighted to be further investing in Newbridge with the opening of this brand new 13,000 sq ft store, demonstrating our confidence in the local economy.”
Also speaking at the launch, Martin Kelleher, SuperValu Managing Director, said, “As the leading Irish retailer, we are delighted to open our first SuperValu store in Newbridge, enabling the community to experience our unique combination of quality and innovative food, complemented by a tailored local offering.”
“Today’s store opening demonstrates the strength of SuperValu’s independent community retail model, as local businessman Andrew Cross continues to invest in his local community with this new store,” he added.
The Newbridge SuperValu includes a fresh meat counter, a fish counter, a bakery, a hot food deli, and an off-license, as well as the Food Academy range, showcasing emerging food producers. The store will also offer an online shopping service, as well as home delivery options.
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