FOOD retailer Iceland officially opened its first Clare store at Skycourt Shopping Centre in Shannon this morning.
The Shannon store sees the creation of 28 jobs, bringing the total number of staff in Iceland Ireland to over 420 in nineteen stores across twelve counties in Ireland.
Shannon Store Manager Daniel Moynihan said he has been preparing for the store opening since September and is delighted it’s finally open.
“I couldn’t sleep last night that’s how much I was looking forward to the opening. It feels fantastic. People are so happy coming in here and we are getting great feedback,” he added.
The 8,700 square foot store will not only stock Iceland’s quality frozen produce but also fresh produce and a vast chilled goods selection as well as all those household essentials.
This marks the nineteenth store in Ireland for the retailer, following the announcement in April that Iceland Ireland has invested €12 million into nine new stores in Ireland this year.
Managing Director of Iceland Ireland Ron Metcalfe commented; “Today marks the official opening of Iceland Shannon and we are delighted to welcome customers through the doors to experience our fantastic range, quality and value that Iceland has to offer.
In addition to Iceland being the exclusive stockist of the Slimming World range in Ireland, the store is also home to over 2,000 grocery products and is proud to support more than 40 local Irish suppliers.
From December, 4, Iceland Shannon customers who spend €100 in store will get a five kg turkey absolutely free.
The Clare Echo checked out the store this morning and we have to say we were impressed!