Tesco has opened its first store in Ferrybank, Co. Kilkenny, creating 20 new jobs.
To date, Kilkenny had been the only county in the Republic of Ireland without a Tesco store.
At more than 3,800 square feet, the new store promises customers a modern retail experience and a wide selection of quality fresh local and Irish produce.
Supporting Local Suppliers
Local suppliers such as Flahavan’s and Hughes Agriculture and Farming, which supplies parsnips and carrots to stores nationwide, are among a host of local producers who will be found on the shelves in Ferrybank.
Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland, said, “This store is part of an €80 million investment across the country, which will see the opening of new [Tesco] Express stores, along with the upgrade of 50 other stores.
“We have always had such a warm welcome from all the communities where we are now based, and we are committed to ensuring that our new stores play a big part in local communities for many years to come.”
The new store was officially opened by store manager Colm Cleary.
Commenting on the new Tesco Ferrybank store, Cleary said, “This is a big moment for us in Tesco, but particularly here in Ferrybank.
“We can’t wait to welcome our new customers, and we’re really looking forward to meeting local groups and projects who need our support through the Community Fund over the coming months.”