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Boost for Laois as SuperValu creates 70 new jobs

Irish-owned supermarket, SuperValu, has opened a new store in Mountmellick creating 70 jobs for the area.

Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland

IN SOME GOOD news for the Midlands today, SuperValu announced the creation of 70 new jobs as it opened a new supermarket in Laois.

The Mountmellick store, which cost €5.5m to develop, is owned by local retailer Emmett McConville. The native businessman said the supermarket will have a strong emphasis on supporting Irish suppliers and produce.

He claimed that 75 per cent of all goods on the shelves will either be sourced or produced in Ireland.

The Mountmellick store is part of SuperValu’s larger expansion plans. Earlier this year, the retailer said it hoped to add 400 new jobs to the Irish economy in 2011 as part of a €25m development programme.

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