Belfast Telegraph

Eurospar to bring 50 jobs to outskirts of Londonderry

By Christine Carrigan

A new Eurospar supermarket is set to create more than 50 jobs in Co Londonderry.

Construction on the 650 sq m shop, in the Skeoge area, on the outskirts of Derry city, has already started.

Due to open in autumn of this year, the shop will be the latest addition to the Lynch family's network of stores across the county.

Recruitment is already under way for the first phase of the 50-plus jobs, which will be a mixture of full and part-time roles.

Positions include an assistant manager, deli supervisor, butchery supervisor and a post-office supervisor.

In a statement, the Lynch family said: "This Eurospar store will provide essential services to the area, including a post office, ATMs, barista car coffee station, deli counter, butchers and local bakery.

"With 70 car-parking spaces and fuel pumps, Lynch's Eurospar will be a one-stop shop for residents and those passing through this busy area.

"We know from our other stores that a local supermarket is so much more than a convenient place to pick up essentials.

"It becomes a hub for the community, and as Skeoge continues to grow, we want to work with the local community, supporting the causes that matter to them."

The Skeoge area, on the outskirts of the city, has undergone a huge transformation in recent years, with numerous housing developments attracting an increased number of residents.

The significant investment in the store will provide much-needed services and a jobs boost to the city.

Sarah Halliday, sales manager at the Henderson Group, explained the new store would help boost Eurospar's expansion plans.

She said: "The new store in Skeoge will be the 63rd Eurospar in Northern Ireland, and we are confident that the brand can continue to grow and expand well beyond this."

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