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Tesco spends £2.1m on revamp of its biggest Northern Ireland supermarket

By Margaret Canning

Published 01/12/2016

Tesco has revamped its Newtownbreda branch at a cost of more than £2m
Tesco has revamped its Newtownbreda branch at a cost of more than £2m

Supermarket giant Tesco, which is marking 20 years in Northern Ireland, has spent £2.1m on revamping a store in south Belfast in time for the Christmas rush.

Tesco said the largest chunk of the expenditure on its Newtownbreda branch - its biggest in the province - had been on new freezers. It has also added a new cafe.

As part of the revamp, it also installed a new Primacy Farm Butchers counter, run by the family farm butchery from Bangor in Co Down, fitted extra self-service checkouts and improved its F&F clothing department. The store currently employs 420 people.

Manager Nora Armour said: "As the flagship Tesco store in Northern Ireland, the Newtownbreda store has always had a unique offering for our customers, so we are delighted we can now make the busy festive shopping period better for our customers with more space and wider aisles. It is the largest store in Northern Ireland with the widest selection of fresh Northern Irish products."

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