Tesco expands 24-hour shop options

NOBODY can complain about not being ready for Christmas as the number of 24-hour Tesco supermarkets are to more than double from today.

A further 15 supermarkets will be continuously open from Monday to Friday while the 24-hour store in Wilton in Cork will become the first supermarket in the country to open continually seven days a week.

A total of 27 of Tesco’s Irish branches now offer 24-hour shopping from Monday to Friday and the latest additions are at Tallaght, Dublin’s Prussia St, Greystones in Wicklow, Wicklow Town, Naas, Youghal, Mallow, Ardkeen in Waterford, Ashbourne, Dundalk, Ennis, Castlebar, Killarney Park, Roscommon and Sligo.

A full range of grocery, household, clothing and home entertainment products will be available round the clock at these branches.

Tesco Ireland Director of Corporate Affairs, Dermot Breen said the Irish have fallen in love with the concept of 24-hour shopping. “Customer feedback since we first commenced 24-hour shopping at Finglas in 2003 has been extremely positive. We understand that increasingly hectic lifestyles and work pressures can make it difficult for some customers to shop during regular shopping hours.”

“Therefore we decided to provide that choice and flexibility to customers in other parts of the country.”

With the exception of the Wilton branch, 24-hour stores are open 24 hours from Monday to Friday while at the weekends they open from 8am-10pm on Saturday and from 10am to 8pm on Sunday.

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