Ireland’s newest discount retailer Dealz today celebrated its first anniversary of trading in Ireland and announced plans to open an additional ten Irish stores in the new financial year (April 2013), creating a minimum of 300 new Irish jobs. The new stores will allow for an investment of almost €3 million into the Irish economy.
10 New Stores to open, creating 300 Irish Jobs
Since launching in Ireland in September 2011, Dealz has opened twenty stores and invested over €6 million into the Irish economy, creating almost 600 Irish jobs. Dealz is also set to open additional stores by the end of this financial year (March 2013), including Dun Laoghaire and Clonmel.
Commenting about Dealz anniversary and the expansion of Dealz in Ireland, CEO Jim McCarthy said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating our first year of trading in Ireland and to announce our exciting store expansion plans. Given that employment figures are so low in Ireland we are delighted that we can offer even more people a job as each new store creates job opportunities across Ireland. Dealz is committed to bringing amazing value to our customers every day with our €1.49 price point and are looking forward to bringing our extensive range of great products and top brands to even more savvy Irish consumers.”
Since launching, Dealz has proven very popular with Irish savvy shoppers as Dealz has welcomed over 4 million customers in store to date.
Earlier this week, Dealz also celebrated the opening of their twentieth store located in Midleton, Co. Cork, creating 30 jobs for the Cork area. This is the second Dealz store to open in Co Cork.