SuperValu has created 70 new jobs with the opening of a new store in Newbridge, Co Kildare today.
The new 13,000 sq ft store, located on the Athgarvan Road, represents an investment of €2.2m.
The store will be owned and operated by local businessman Andrew Cross, who owns three other stores in Kildare - Centra Hazelmere in Naas, Centra Roseberry Hill in Newbridge and Centra Hillside Kilcullen.
Commenting at the store opening, Mr Cross said: "Partnering with SuperValu, I am very proud to be generating employment and helping to boost the local economy with the creation of 70 jobs for the Newbridge locality.
"Cross’ have been supporting the community of Kildare for the past 24 years, and we are delighted to be further investing in Newbridge with the opening of this brand new 13,000 sq ft store, demonstrating our confidence in the local economy.”
Speaking at the launch, Martin Kelleher, SuperValu managing director, said: "As the leading Irish retailer, we are delighted to open our first SuperValu store in Newbridge, enabling the community to experience our unique combination of quality and innovative food, complemented by a tailored local offering.
"Today’s store opening demonstrates the strength of SuperValu’s independent community retail model, as local businessman Andrew Cross continues to invest in his local community with this new store.