Screwfix set to open a further 11 stores in Ireland this year
A total of 140 jobs will be created by the UK giant retailer in 2021
By late 2021, Screwfix, the multichannel retailer, is set to have a total of 29 stores open in Ireland. Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has had on the retail and construction industries, the multichannel retailer is continuing to invest in the Irish market with the opening of an additional 11 stores later this year.
To date, Screwfix has 18 stores open in the Republic of Ireland and with the addition of 11 more later this year, the company’s employment rate will grow by more than 30%, with over 140 additional colleagues working across retail management, service assistants and supervisor roles, to help local tradespeople get what they need, when they need it, to get the job done.
Committed to supporting regional and local tradespeople, recent store openings in Carlow, Athlone, Portlaoise, Dublin (Kylemore Road) and Letterkenny, compliment the retailer’s fast-paced expansion in Ireland by creating essential jobs within the local community.
Since opening stores in 2019, Screwfix has more than 300,000 active customers in Ireland who are shopping for key products across a variety of categories including Bathrooms, Power Tools and Safety & Workwear.
Speaking about the retailers continued investment in Ireland, John Mewett, Screwfix CEO, said; “I am incredibly proud of all Screwfix colleagues for their support in continuing to provide our customers with the products they need. The growing demand for convenience has led to the opening of more stores to help our busy customers get their jobs done. We know that time is money for our customers and our new stores in Ireland will not only enable us to provide our customers with added convenience and certainty, but also allows us to provide even more job opportunities for local communities.”
Screwfix stores stock over 10,000 products, from power tools and workwear to heating and electrical appliances with 24,000 products available to order online for delivery and collection from store. With 40 years’ experience in the trade and DIY industry, the Screwfix bricks and mortar store expansion in Ireland is set to complement its already successful online business with exceptional deals available at www.screwfix.ie.