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Ka-ching! Centra has sales of more than €4 million A DAY

The convenience store plans to open 16 new shops this year, creating 380 jobs.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

CENTRA HAD RECORD sales in 2014, taking in more than €1.5 billion – a 3% increase on the previous year.

The grocery chain plans to open 16 new shops in 2015, creating 380 jobs.

Its success last year was underpinned by a 14% increase in sales of its ‘own brand’ range, a 17% rise in pizza sales and a 14% jump in coffee sales.

Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra, said that the success experiences by the retailer in 2014 “places the Centra brand within the top twenty Irish brands by turnover, which is a huge accomplishment when you consider that this has been achieved by the combined efforts of 463 local businesses across the country”.

Centra currently employs almost 11,000 people and serves over three million customers each week.

The chain sells over €1.1 billion of Irish goods, with 75% of all products sold in store produced or sourced in Ireland. An additional €60 million worth of products are sourced by stores locally from over 1,400 small local suppliers.

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