Tesco Ireland will invest €5 million and create 60 new jobs with the opening of its new environmentally friendly store at White Pines in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin next month.
The new roles will be recruited locally and will bring Tesco employment in Dublin to almost 4,000, with over 13,000 employed nationally.
With Tesco approaching 25 years of operating in Ireland this year, White Pines, which will open on Monday, 14 February, will bring the number of Tesco stores in the country to 152.
According to the retailer, the neighbourhood supermarket, which is located at the new White Pines residential development, is fully powered and heated by renewable electricity, features 11,000 square feet of shopping space, 60 free car parking spaces for customers, and two electric vehicle charging stations that can accommodate up to four cars, as well as bicycle parking.
In line with the company’s sustainability strategy, Tesco said that the store will feature the latest in technology to continue its ambition to achieve net zero in its own operations by 2035.
Tesco said that the store has been designed to reflect carbon-efficiencies, receiving an A energy rating due to the inclusion of the latest in LED lighting.
The store will include an extensive fresh food offering, in-store bakery and a host of grocery, ambient, chilled, and frozen foods. It will also provide 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 Tesco Community Fund will support the local area with three local causes benefiting from donations upon store opening.
The Community Fund has already donated over €6 million to local community groups, charities, and good causes around Ireland.
Food Surplus Redistribution
No good food will go to waste from the White Pines store.
Tesco will work with its partner FoodCloud, to redistribute food surplus from the store to those who need it in the community.
Working with almost 400 charity partners nationwide Tesco has donated the equivalent of 15 million meals to charitable causes - from breakfast clubs to meals on wheels to community kitchens and food banks.
The new team at White Pines will join Tesco’s continued efforts to support its charity partner, Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street.
Since the partnership began in 2014, through the generosity of colleague and customer fundraising, Tesco has donated over €7 million to Temple Street, which has provided support for medical equipment, including a CT scanner, ultrasound scanners, patient monitors and more.
Tesco White Pines will be managed by Paul Kinahan, a 'highly experienced store manager, who previously managed the Tesco store in Clane, Co Kildare.
Recruitment remains open for White Pines and other roles and those interested in applying can find out more here.