Michael and David Downey pictured at their new state-of-the-art SuperValu store on the Dublin Road in Newry. The store is part of a £2M investment by the Downey brothers and Musgrave NI, creating 50 jobs for the local area. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

A new state-of-the-art SuperValu store has opened in a bustling border town as part of a £2 million investment, creating 50 jobs for the local area.

The 5,500 sq ft store on the Dublin road is owned by experienced retailers, Michael and David Downey, and operated in partnership with Musgrave NI.

The Downey brothers have operated SuperValu Hill Street, Newry, for 15 years but the family have been in retail for over 100 years and they are now hoping to bring their success to the new Dublin Road store.

The new store offers an extensive Deli and Butchery range, Food to Go, Hot Carvery Sandwiches, ATM and 60 parking spaces.

There is also a new exciting gourmet coffee offer, ‘Frank and Honest’ a range of fresh and healthy foods including a gluten free range and salad bowls, making it easier for consumers to eat and live well.

Said Michael Downey: “With the help of Musgrave we have made a major investment into Newry with the opening of the Dublin Road store.

“Since our recent opening we have already had a great response from customers and it has created a buzz in the local area.

“We’re aiming to service the whole community with our ‘one-stop’ shop and I’m looking forward to introducing them to our new and inspiring ranges in a modern shopping environment,” he added.

SuperValu Sales Director, Nigel Maxwell, said: “The Downey family are very experienced retailers and the opening of SuperValu Newry Dublin Road is a fantastic boost to the local area with a multi-million pound investment creating over 50 jobs.

“We look forward to welcoming Newry customers to the new state-of-the-art store and offering them the latest in foodmarket convenience on their doorstep,” he added.

SuperValu is part of Musgrave Northern Ireland (MNI) which comprises the retail and wholesale segments of Musgrave Group in Northern Ireland.

It supports 360 independent retailers through the SuperValu, Centra, Mace and DayToday brands and 2,800 wholesale customers through the MarketPlace brand across the province.

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