Tesco Ireland has recently opened the doors to a Tesco Express in Smithfield, Dublin.
The new store was officially opened by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.
Speaking at the store opening, Minister Donohoe said, “Already a substantial employer in the area, this new store brings 20 new roles to Smithfield at a demanding time of year for families.”
At more than 3,200 square feet, the new store is located conveniently beside the Smithfield Luas stop.
Dan Murgu, the store manager, who has been with Tesco for almost 12 years, commented, “I am very happy to be the manager of this new store, right in the heart of this vibrant area.
“My colleagues and I are really looking forward to welcoming our customers and getting to know the community.”
To date, Tesco’s Community Fund has helped support thousands of organisations across the country.
In its first campaign, the Smithfield store will support the locality with donations to three local causes: FirstLight, Little Flower Penny Dinners and Crohn’s & Colitis Ireland.
Natasha Adams, chief executive, Tesco Ireland, added, “We are committed to ensuring that Smithfield and all our stores play an important role in local communities.
“We’re looking forward to providing support to local groups and organisations through our Community Fund for many years to come.”
According to the retailer, through its food surplus redistribution programme, FoodCloud partners and OLIO Food Waste Heroes will be on hand to ensure that no good food goes to waste.
The Smithfield team will also join Tesco’s continued efforts to support its charity partner, the Children’s Health Foundation, which supports all sick children in Children’s Health Ireland (CHI), at the Crumlin, Connolly, Temple Street and Tallaght hospitals.