Eason opens two new stores ‘despite fragile economy’

From The Bookseller:

Eason plans to continue to open new stores “despite the fragile economic recovery,” its m.d Conor Whelan has revealed, beginning with a store in Limerick and another in Dublin.

The 4,000 sq ft Limerick store opened in the Crescent Shopping Centre in November and the new Dublin store located at Clare Hall Shopping Centre on the Malahide Road also nearly 4,000 sq ft, will open in March.

The two stores combined will create 30 new jobs, the company said, and is part of the retailer’s €2million investment its store estate in 2016.

The two new openings when complete will bring its number of company stores to 65 in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Whelan said: “Despite a fragile economic recovery and ongoing challenges in the retail market, our ambition is to continue growing and developing the Eason business and we’re very pleased to add these two highly sought after locations in Limerick and Dublin to our store estate.

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