Retail


19
Jun 14

13 New Jobs With Calor Gas

LPG supplier Calor has announced that it will spend €10m on a growth programme that will include the creation of 13 jobs.

Calor said funding will be provided over a three year timeframe by its parent company SHV Energy and will be used for an all-island growth programme that will specifically target an enhanced offering in the areas of:

  • Sales
  • Customer support
  • Engineering IT and
  • Marketing

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton described the announcement as a very welcome boost. “This investment represents a vote of confidence in the domestic economy and will result in the creation of 13 jobs. I wish Calor every success with this project”.

Calor’s CEO Tom O’Carroll said the funding strongly highlights the confidence SHV Energy has in Ireland and the standard of his company’s operations. “Securing of this investment is an important strategic win for Calor and Ireland,” he said.

Calor currently employs more than 250 staff in six sites located across its all-island operations, and a further 200 indirectly.

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15
Jun 14

New McDonald’s Outlet to Create 60 Jobs

Sixty new jobs have been created at a new 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant on Dublin’s southside.

Some €2m has been pumped into the fast food eatery based in The Park, Carrickmines near the M50.

Rugby star Dave Kearney was on hand to officially open the new restaurant this afternoon.

This latest opening is part of the food-chain’s major plans to create 700 new jobs and open 12 new restaurants across the country by the end of next year.

“We’ve great confidence in where Ireland is going,” said James Perry, the owner of the restaurant.

“I think that things are starting to look brighter, there’s definitely a change in the confidence, and we want to be part of that growth.”

There are now 85 McDonald’s restaurants in operation nationwide.

The company claims to be the third largest multinational employer in Ireland with more than 4,500 employees.

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12
Jun 14

TK Maxx to Create 90 Jobs in Dublin

Some 90 jobs are to be created with the opening of a new TK Maxx shop in Dublin today. Photo: BloombergFashion retailer TK Maxx has said it will vreate 90 jobs with the opening of a new of a new shop in Dublin today.

Fashion retailer TK Maxx has said it will vreate 90 jobs with the opening of a new of a new shop in Dublin today.

The shop, which is located in the Ilac shopping centre, will be the discount clothes retailer’s 17th Irish outlet and its fifth store in Dublin.

A typical TK Maxx store stocks an average 50,000 items with daily deliveries bringing up to 10,000 new items to store every week .

TK Maxx is also opening a new large store in Dundrum Town Centre. The Dundrum shop will be located in the ground floor of the office block occupied by the RSA Insurance Group (formerly known as the Royal and Sun Alliance).

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14
May 14

Hillbilly’s Family Restaurants to Create 80 jobs

Chain to open three new restaurants across Ireland in first half of the year.

Hillbilly’s Family Restaurants is set to create 80 part-time and fulltime jobs in the first half of 2014 as it opens three new stores in Galway, Cork and Dublin.

Established in 1997 in Cork by Michael Grace, the fast-food restaurant currently operates eight stores across Ireland, and will this week open an 80+ seating restaurant on Eyre Square in Galway, which will employ 40 people.

Eamon Keogh, manager of the Galway restaurant, said the response to the new outlet has been “enthusiastic”.

The restaurant chain operates a franchising model, based on an initial 10-year agreement, with the possibility of extending for a further 10 years.

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2
May 14

Tesco Creates 65 Jobs at New Dublin Store

The Park Pointe centre in Dun Laoghaire, which was opened today by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, brings to more than 15,000 the number of people employed by Tesco nationwide.

More than 2,300 are employed by Tesco in south Dublin, with 1,100 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown alone.

In line with Tesco policy, 45 of the 65 new posts created went to people who were out of work.

A total of 82 people will work at the store which will be managed by Colin Cashman.

Mr Gilmore said that with more than half of new staff coming from the live register, Tesco has set an impressive example.

Melissa O’Connor (24), from Ballybrack, joined the supermarket

giant four weeks ago.

“I’m really happy with my new job in Park Pointe because it’s so close to home and the people I work with are so lovely,” she said.

“Plus, there are a lot of opportunities to progress in Tesco compared with other jobs, which is |great.”

Twins Dean and Dara Hess (inset), from Dun Laoghaire, said they were delighted to have secured jobs locally.

“I recently finished a travel and tourism course and I was really happy to get this job because there aren’t many opportunities out there. The fact that I live just across the road is a bonus,” said Dara.

Aisling Foley (24), from Rathmines, moves to Park Pointe having previously worked for Tesco in Temple Bar.

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18
Apr 14

Minister Launches New Initative and Showroom

Pictured left to right at the launch of Willow Design & Publishings show room in Dublin were David Knight, Managing Director Willow Design, Louise Ward, Roscommon County Enterprise Board, Edward ODonoghue, Paper Kisses Ltd, Willows Distributor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, Carmel Felle, Vice President CSNA, Don Duffy, Willow Design, Pauline Whyte, Western Development Commission and Rita Meehan Willow Design.Willow Design & Publishing and Paper Kisses, Greeting Card distributors launched an new and exciting initiative with the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association of Ireland (CSNA) and also launched their new Showroom in Dublin with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on Monday.

CSNA offer these exclusive deals to their members (over 1000 newsagents in Ireland) which offer great value and real cost savings as part of their membership of their association.

Willow Designs are one of their exclusive Member Deals and are now recommended supplier, offering Irish Made Greeting Cards and additional bespoke new products to their members.

A spokesperson for CSNA stated “The CSNA are delighted to be associated with Willow, and would ask our members to avail of their offer through our Member Deals page at www.csna.ie or email deals@csna.ie.”

Meanwhile managing Director Willow design and Publishing David Knight commented “This gives Willow Design a great opportunity to supply our Greeting Cards and Calendars, throughout the length and breadth of Ireland.

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13
Apr 14

Boots to Create 26 jobs in Dublin, Cork as it Expands Stores

Boots plans to open two more stores in Dublin, following its expansion in Cork. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish TimesRetail chain Boots is to expand in Ireland, opening three new stores and creating more than 20 jobs.

The company, which opened a new shop in Carrigaline, Cork, this week, also plans to open a shop in Glenageary, Dublin, at the end of the month, with a second premises following in Blackrock in May.

Boots Ireland also said it would relocate its store that is currently in the Ilac Centre in Dublin to a bigger premises in the centre next week.

The company said a total of 26 new jobs will be added to its total workforce as a result of the expansion, with pharmacists, customer assistants and beauty advisors being added at the four stores.

Boots Ireland managing director Richard Bradley said it demonstrated the company’s continued investment in the pharmacy and retail sectors in Ireland.

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4
Apr 14

SuperValu Expands in Cork with New €13 million Kinsale Store

SuperValu continued its expansion in the Irish retail market today with the opening of a new 20,000 sq foot store in Kinsale, Co Cork.

The store, which is owned by local businessman Michael Smith, represents a total investment of €13 million and is set to create 35 new jobs, bringing the total employment at the store to 115.

He said the new store will boast an olive bar with a wide range of olives and antipasti, in addition to a dedicated cheese counter which will include a wide range of continental, Irish and locally sourced cheeses. In-store chef Mark Collins will run the stores new kitchen, producing a wide range of freshly cooked soups, salads, lunch and evening meal ranges.  Mr Smith, a 6th generation grocer, said he was proud to be opening a new “bigger and better” SuperValu store.  “My family have been in the retail trade since 1857. My grandfather opened the first self-service store in Douglas, Cork in 1960.”  Aldi also opened a new store today, creating 20 new jobs in Dungarvan. The shop will bring the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 107 .  Aldi has seen its sales in the Republic jump by more than 20 per cent over the 12 weeks to the middle of February.

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2
Apr 14

New HMV Store in Galway to Generate 25 Jobs

New HMV store in Galway to generate 25 jobsThe opening of a new HMV store in Galway city centre is to result in the creation of 25 jobs, the retailer’s parent company Hilco Capital has said.

The 4,855 sq-foot shop selling music, films, games and tech products at units 3 and 4 Edward Square will bring the total number of HMV stores in Ireland to eight.

“We were delighted with the response to the integrated Xtra-vision and HMV outlet, which we launched in Galway Shopping Centre back in October of last year and felt that it was time to introduce a standalone HMV store to the city,” said Larry Howard, CEO of Hilco Capital Ireland.

While an opening date for the Galway city centre store has yet to be confirmed, stores have opened on Henry Street and in Dundrum and Liffey Valley shopping centres in Dublin; Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick; at the Quays Shopping Centre in Newry; and Donegal Arcade in Belfast, Hilco Capital said. Another store on Dublin’s Grafton Street is also expected to open soon.

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18
Jan 14

New Aldi Store Opening in Greystones, Creating 15 jobs

Staff at the new Aldi store Gareth Moloney, Chris Corrigan and Gunter StrakeA new Aldi store is opening today in Greystones, Co Wicklow, creating 15 jobs and bringing the total number of Aldi outlets in Ireland to 106.

This is Aldi’s fourth store in Wicklow, the first Aldi store in Ireland having opened in November 1999.

One of the fastest-growing supermarkets in Ireland over the past few years, Aldi has tripled its annual spend on Irish products and doubled the number of Irish suppliers it works with.

Over 50pc of its supplier spend is with Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers and all of its fresh meats, fresh poultry, eggs, bread, flour, and many of its teas, coffees, soft drinks, waters and snacks come from Irish suppliers.

Suppliers from the local area to the Greystones store include Glenhaven Foods based in Arklow, which supplies Aldi with value added frozen poultry products, and Kerry Foods based in Shillelagh, which supplies a number of products in Aldi’s own-brand Brannans sliced ham range.

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