SuperValu has created 70 new jobs as part of a €12m investment in a new 15,200 square foot store in Dunboyne in Co Meath.
The new Dunboyne store will anchor an overall 25,000 sq ft new town centre development which incorporates four adjacent units, office accommodation and a Frank and Honest coffee cafe.
SuperValu Dunboyne is operated by local entrepreneurs Steven and Michael Nally of the Nally Group, who also own and run SuperValu stores in Trim and Celbridge.
The new store was opened today by Carmel Nally, the mother of Steven and Michael Nally, and Steven's son Nathan – reflecting three generations involved in the business.
Martin Kelleher, SuperValu's managing director, said the new Dunboyne store is part of an ambitious expansion programme, which will see SuperValu expand its network this year with three new stores and 30 revamps.
"Steven and Michael Nally are an entrepreneurial family who have built a network now of five SuperValu stores (Celbridge, Kilcock, Maynooth, Trim and Dunboyne), highlighting what can be achieved when an Irish SME goes up against international competitors thanks to a tailored local service and a focus on buying local," Mr Kelleher added.
The new Dunboyne store includes a bakery, a deli counter offering a large salad and cold meat selection, rotisserie, fish and butcher counter with fully qualified butchers.
It also incorporates a vegetarian and vegan dedicated zone, as well as providing a health and wellness section.