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Co Armagh family retailer creating 40 new jobs amid £5m expansion

Published 20/10/2015

Joanne Gourley, joint owner of Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall; Tony McConnell, Senior Business Manager, Danske Bank; Eric Reid, joint owner of Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall; Oonagh Murtagh, Head of Finance Centre at Danske Bank and Gary Reid, joint owner of Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall
Joanne Gourley, joint owner of Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall; Tony McConnell, Senior Business Manager, Danske Bank; Eric Reid, joint owner of Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall; Oonagh Murtagh, Head of Finance Centre at Danske Bank and Gary Reid, joint owner of Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall

A Co Armagh family retailer is creating 40 new jobs amid a £5m investment in the business.

Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall, has invested £5m in new premises and created 40 new posts in Richhill, between Portadown and Armagh.

It was first opened in 1998 by the Reid family.

The new foodhall has been open since mid-December and is servicing approximately 15,000 customers per week. The company currently employs 70 staff.

Fruitfield Reids Farm Foodhall is owned by brother and sister, Gary Reid and Joanne Gourley, and their father, Eric Reid.

Our business has expanded into more than just a petrol station, with people wanting a complete shopping experience. The site now boasts an off-licence, butchers, home cooked meals, deli counter and restaurant. We also operate a 24 hour pay at the pump (cash and card) Texaco forecourt," Gary Reid said.

It received support from Danske Bank.

"Danske Bank has been very supportive – they have been involved with us at all stages of the investment over the last few years and have played an important role in our expansion," Mr Reid said.

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