Tesco Ireland has opened the doors of its newest store at Ballybane, Co Galway after an extensive renovation.
The store measures just over 7,000 square foot and the retailer noted that it will stock wide variety of fresh Irish produce as well as quality products from a host of local suppliers.
The new store was officially opened by store manager and Mervue native Patricia Rabbitte.
At the opening Rabbitte, said, “We are really looking forward to welcoming the community back with open arms, and we hope that customers will enjoy their shopping experience with us.
"We are delighted to be open for business after a busy period of preparations, and it’s great to see customers coming through the doors.”
Local suppliers such as All About Kombucha, Butler Bread and Galway Potatoes are among a wide range of producers whose products can be found on the shelves of the Ballybane store.
According to the retailer, the Ballybane store Community Fund will support the local area with donations to three local causes in its first campaign, these include Galway Hospice, Friends of Rosedale School and Galway Sick Kids Foundation.
In Ballybane the store will work with FoodCloud partners and OLIO Food Waste Heroes to ensure any surplus food at the end of the day is redistributed to those who need it.
The Ballybane team will also join Tesco’s continued efforts to support its charity partner, Children’s Health Foundation which supports all sick children in CHI at Crumlin, Connolly, Temple St, and Tallaght hospitals, it added.