The Food Warehouse to open in West Belfast creating 40 jobs

Leading food retailer The Food Warehouse, part of the Iceland Foods Group, has announced the creation of up to 40 new jobs in West Belfast as part of a wider £1.4m investment.

Located in Westwood Retail Park, this will be the brand’s second supermarket offering in Northern Ireland.

The Food Warehouse launched its large pack brand in 2014 and its retail footprint has rapidly grown to over 150 stores in the UK and Ireland, making it the fastest growing supermarket chain in the UK this century.

The Food Warehouse has announced the creation of up to 40 new jobs as part of a wider £1.4m investment. The new store, located in the Westwood Retail Park, will occupy a 16,300-square-foot duplex unit and is scheduled to launch in the coming weeks. Pictured are Store Manager Paul McTasney and Iceland Area Manager Danny Burke.

The new store will occupy a 16,300-square-foot double unit in the retail park and offer shoppers the same great product lines they can find in Icelandic stores, but with the ability to buy in bulk, membership-free, and take advantage of some fantastic savings.

Highlighting the strong demand for their products, “particularly in a challenging economic environment”, Ron Metcalfe, Managing Director of The Food Warehouse Ireland, said: “Following the success of our launch in the Northern Ireland market with the first Food Warehouse in 2020, we are delighted to open our second store here at Westwood Retail Park in West Belfast.

“Throughout the pandemic and its subsequent recovery, we have seen strong demand in a very competitive market, and we believe shoppers will welcome the innovative offerings in our new store, particularly in a challenging economic environment with the current cost of food crisis. life. ”

Customers can shop from more than 3,000 product lines, including fresh, frozen and environmental products, as well as household items.

The store will directly support local businesses, with hundreds of products sourced from local suppliers including Mash Direct, Dalefarm, Irwins, Britvic and Tayto.

Various exclusive brands like Slimming World, TGI Fridays, Greggs, Harry Ramsden are also available.

The store is famous for its larger packages at a great price along with a number of deals including the exclusive ‘When it’s Gone, it’s Gone’.

Metcalfe continued: “Business conditions for small businesses are increasingly challenging, with margins stretching, we believe local businesses and the general public will benefit from our bulk offering, which offers savings on a wide range of brands. favorites at unbeatable prices.

“We are committed to offering a new shopping experience for all, as well as further strengthening relationships with local Northern Ireland suppliers. I would also like to welcome old and new clients from the local community, as well as our new colleagues who will be working on the

Store manager Paul McTasney added; “This investment in West Belfast demonstrates the company’s commitment and growth in Northern Ireland. I am very excited to officially open the store and welcome all of our new customers.”

The new Food Warehouse store opens at Westwood Retail Park on Tuesday, October 11 at 8am.

Shoppers will receive exclusive launch offers as well as a £1,000 gift for the first 100 customers through the door, 200 goodie bags for the first 200 customers and a trolley where three lucky winners can get all their favorite brands in one challenge of 90 seconds.

Founded in 2014, The Food Warehouse now has over 150 stores across the UK and Northern Ireland.

They are all large-format stores, with parking, which provide the value and convenience of a wholesaler.

store without the hassle of membership.

The Food Warehouse is opening new stores across the country in retail parks and larger shopping districts. Each store is high-end warehouse-style and covers between 8,000 and 25,000 square feet of retail space.

Iceland stores and The Food Warehouse already employ over 800 colleagues in Northern Ireland with plans to expand in the future.

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