SuperValu Creates 400 Jobs

A leading Irish supermarket group is to create up to 400 new jobs in Co Leitrim and in Co Laois.

SuperValu - that already has a workforce of 15,000 - said it is part of an investment programme worth over €25m and will see the supermarket chain opening two new stores and the extension and refurbishment of an additional 34 premises.

The new stores will be at Mountmellick, Co Laois and Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim.

Martin Kelleher, SuperValu's Managing Director said: "The trading environment in 2011 continues to be extremely difficult, but we are confident we can continue to adapt our offer in response to the budget conscious consumer."


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