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New-format Iceland store brings 32 jobs to Craigavon

Rushmere shopping centre in Craigavon has created 32 more jobs with the opening of a new-format Iceland store

FROZEN foods supermarket Iceland has created 32 jobs with the opening of its newest store at Rushmere shopping centre in Craigavon.

The 10,000 sq ft new-format outlet is the chain's 36th branch in Northern Ireland, and features self-service checkouts, digital screens and a ‘food-to-go' stand, making the shopping experience quicker for customers.

It comes as Rushmere said it is currently enjoying full occupancy, with all units fully let. Visitor numbers to the centre - which attracted 6.5 million visitors last year - have also increased, rising by 8.5 per cent in April and up 6.1 per cent year on year.

Centre manager Martin Walsh said: “With our prime location, mix of retail stores and variety of big brands, Rushmere continues to build on the success of 2018 by adding to our retail offering.

"We are delighted to welcome the new format Iceland store, which only strengthens our offering.

"With an abundance of free parking and brand names on offer, many customers choose Rushmere for their household shop, and with the new Iceland store now open, we're looking forward to welcoming even more customers.”

Last year Rushmere welcomed a new Five Guys and Nando's restaurant as part of a £2 million investment while fashion and footwear brand DV8, along with women's fashion brand Vogue, added to the centre's strong line-up at Christmas.

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