Tesco Ireland is opening its biggest store and creating over 175 jobs across a new environmentally-friendly €30 million Liffey Valley Tesco Extra store.
The new store officially opened this morning (Monday 28 May) by TV presenter Lucy Kennedy and Tesco Ireland CEO Andrew Yaxley.
Tesco Ireland CEO, Andrew Yaxley, said, “Tesco Ireland is really committed to ensuring that our stores play a big part in local communities. We are very proud that the vast bulk of the 175 jobs at this Liffey Valley store are going to local people.
“This new environmentally-friendly flagship store will boast an extensive range of fresh food, groceries, beers, wines and spirits as well as an exciting range of F&F clothing, toys and home-wares. Providing a totally new and enhanced type of shopping experience for customers in the area, we look forward to working with local suppliers and becoming a strong and vibrant part of the community.”
Part Of The Community
The Liffey Valley store is part of Tesco’s €70 million national store investment plan. The store features 60,000 square feet of shopping space and over 440 free car parking spaces for customers.
It will also include retail units such as Tesco Mobile, Vision Express, Costa Coffee, Holland & Barrett and more, offering customers ‘a relaxed and hassle-free shopping experience’.
Tesco also announced that every eight weeks the retailer will donate €1,000 to local good causes through its Tesco Community Fund with Liffey Valley Rangers FC, Quarryvale Community Centre and the Clondalkin Youth Band being the first community groups to benefit.
The store will also be donating its surplus food to local charities that need it most through Tesco’s surplus food donations programme.
Tesco Ireland recently announced that it saw a full-year sales increase of 2.7% to €2.572 billion for 2017, thanks to a 4.2% volume increase, with fresh food volumes performing particularly strong, at a 5.2% growth year-on-year.
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