The AIM Group, one of Ireland’s largest independent wholesalers and the holder of the master franchise of Iceland supermarkets in Ireland, has announced the creation of over 40 jobs at the roll-out of their new Iceland retail store in Clonmel. The new 8,000 square feet store is located at The Showgrounds Shopping Centre and will be officially opened on this Thursday, 10th November at 10am.
The Clonmel store is the second to be opened as part of the retail chain’s major expansion programme for November. Last week Iceland opened its Coolock store in Greencastle Parade, with further stores to be opened in Meath and Carlow over the coming weeks, creating over 200 new jobs across the country and a total investment of €3 million in these four new stores.
Further store announcements and openings will take place in the first quarter of 2012.
Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive, Tom Keogh said, “We are thrilled to be in a position to unveil our Clonmel store, which fits very neatly in our strategic pathway for the roll-out of Iceland stores across Ireland. Our programme of expansion is very much on track.
We are delighted to have been able to recruit 40 staff members from Tipperary for these positions. Many of these new recruits have undergone extensive training and we look forward to welcoming shoppers on Thursday to our brand new store.”
The Clonmel store will be Iceland’s sixth in Ireland and the first outside of Dublin. The AIM Group, which was founded by Naeem Maniar, an Irish-based Indian businessman in 1990, now employs over 500 people throughout its business.