Tesco Ireland has today opened the doors to its 152nd store in Ireland at White Pines, Rathfarnham, Dublin, creating 60 new jobs.
The new store was officially opened this morning by Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland, and newly appointed store manager, Paul Kinahan, who welcomed customers and the community into the 11,000 square foot store.
The store includes an extensive fresh food offering, in-store bakery and a host of grocery, ambient, chilled, and frozen foods.
It also provides a new front-of-store offering including partnerships with Cuisine de France and Denny for convenient food and healthy options for customers on the go, the retailer said.
Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland commented, “This is a state-of-the-art superstore in a great location and offers an engaged shopping experience for customers.
"Tesco Ireland is committed to ensuring that our stores play a big part in local communities and we’re looking forward to serving the community for many years to come,” he added.
'Highly Experienced Store Manager'
According to Tesco, the White Pines store will be managed by Paul Kinahan, 'a highly experienced store manager', who previously managed the Tesco store in Clane, Co. Kildare.
Kinahan was an integral part of the team who opened Liffey Valley, Tesco’s flagship store in Ireland, as well as holding other roles in the convenience arm of the business during his career with the company, it added.
Referring to the new White Pines store staff, Kinahan noted, "They’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get the store ready for opening and they’re really excited to welcome customers to our new store, showcasing the extensive fresh food offering and giving back to our community.
"We are delighted to welcome local causes to our Community Fund today; we will channel our surplus food to those who need it most through our partnership with FoodCloud and our colleagues are excited to continue fundraising for our charity partner, Children’s Health Foundation,” he said.
In line with Tesco’s sustainability strategy, the store features the latest in technology to continue its ambition to achieve net zero in its own operations by 2035.
The store has been designed to reflect carbon-efficiencies, receiving an A energy rating due to the inclusion of the latest in LED lighting, and is fully powered and heated by energy efficient technology, it added.
Tesco noted that the 60 new roles have been recruited locally and bring Tesco employment in Dublin to almost 4,000 colleagues, with over 13,000 employed nationally.