Wallace's €1.7m revamp

By david looby

Published 08/12/2015 | 00:00

Some of the local people who made their way to the store for the official opening.
Some of the local people who made their way to the store for the official opening.
Wallaces staff at the official opening of the store.
Joe Wallace addresses the attendance at the opening.

WALLACE'S SuperValu Wellingtonbridge have launched their €1.7 million store revamp, demonstrating the stores long-standing commitment to the local community.

The construction project, which has been ongoing since April, helped support dozens of jobs through local contractor GJM Contracts Ltd, led by Garry Murphy and local architect Paul O'Brien Assoc.

Wallace's SuperValu, in the heart of Wellingtonbridge, currently employs 200 people from the local community. Seven new staf have been taken on as a result of the revamp and there has been an increase in store size from 9,000 sq ft to 11,000 sq ft.

The new store sees the addition of a number of exciting new areas in the store including a new scratch bakery and a health and wellness section.

The refurbishment project also includes a significant investment in new energy efficient lighting and fixtures for the store and extending free car parking.

Joseph Wallace of Wallace's SuperValu, said: 'This is a very exciting development for the store and builds on a number of other enhancements that we have invested in the store over the past 30 years. As a store owner who lives and works locally, I am delighted to be able to invest in the community of Wellingtonbridge, while adding to the overall shopping experience for our customers. Our customers can look forward to a fresh new look store, with the same outstanding customer service, top quality fresh food at exceptional value and a commitment to local sourcing that they have come to expect from Wallace's.'

SuperValu serves more than 2.6 million customers every week and now has 223 stores nationwide. 75 per cent of everything on SuperValu's shelves is sourced or produced in Ireland.

The Wellingtonbridge store has won numerous EIQA National Hygiene Awards in recent years and the EIQA Emerald Award and is at the heart of the community, sponsoring numerous local initiatives and people across a number of disciplines.

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