Twenty-five new jobs have been created in Longford town this week with the opening of a new store at the Market Square.
Discount retailer Dealz opened its 40th store in the heart of Longford town last Thursday and business has been brisk ever since.
The British company now employs 900 people in Ireland.
Dealz Regional Manager, Leonard Brassel said the company was delighted to be expanding its portfolio in Ireland and was committed to bringing value every day to customers in Longford.
“With our €1.49 price point, we are looking forward to bringing an extensive range of products offering amazing value to new customers in Longford,” he added.
The store boasts an array of top brands at discount prices and locally, customers can choose from more than 3,000 products, including over 1,000 well-known brands and everyday essentials across 17 product categories, including food and drink, health and beauty, baby, batteries, homeware, pet, books and DVD’s, toys, and celebrations.
In addition there will always be a number of special promotions in-store.
Speaking to the Leader, Longford Chamber of Commerce President, Fintan McGill said the chamber was delighted to see 25 jobs coming at the time when they were badly needed.
“Twenty-five additional jobs in Longford town is great news and the Chamber is delighted to see Dealz arrive in the town,” he added.
“It’s great to see jobs being created and we hope that we can continue to employ more people at a time when jobs are badly needed.”
The new store is located in one of the best known units in Longford town on the Market Square.
The unit had been occupied by Shaw’s Department Store until its surprise closure at the end of January. Shaw’s had closed after just 13 months’ trading in Longford.
The closure of Shaws came just shortly after the annoucement that Homebase in Longford is to close as well later this year.
At the time the closure of Shaws was greeted with dismay, particularly as the unit in such a prominant location.
However less than two months later, the Market Square unit is once again open for business, much to the delight of local traders.
Dealz is the latest discount store to open in Longford.
Eurogiant has two stores in the town as does the Centz chain.