Penneys announces opening date for bigger and better Carlow store

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Penneys Announces Opening Date For Bigger And Better Carlow Store Penneys Announces Opening Date For Bigger And Better Carlow Store
Penneys stores are closed under Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: PA
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Kenneth Fox

Penneys has announced the opening date for their bigger and better Carlow store.

As part of its ongoing investment in Ireland, the impressive new €12 million store opens on Tuesday, June 14th on Kennedy Avenue..

Employing over 100 people from the local area, the store’s €12 million investment is the first major milestone as part of the €250 million the retailer has committed to invest in Ireland over the next ten years.

The store will feature Penneys’ popular licensed ranges including NBA, Disney and a brand-new collection with the Netflix smash hit Stranger Things, and a dedicated denim trend area in-store.

It will also feature a wide range of clothes and products under its growing Primark Cares label, as part of its pledge to make more sustainable fashion affordable for everyone.

The new store will also operate on 100 per cent renewable energy and be the first Penneys store in Ireland to have solar panels placed on the roof, and all of the store’s solar output will be used to fulfil its electricity needs.

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Speaking about the store, Damien O’Neill, head of Penneys ROI and NI, said:“We can’t wait to welcome our colleagues and customers into our fantastic new store.

"We now have a bigger and better offering for our customers in Carlow, so whether it’s families or fashion followers, there’s summer trends and affordable choices for everyone.

"This store is the first major milestone of our ongoing €250 million investment into Ireland, our first and home market.  We are proud to continue to play our part in supporting Irish towns and communities, and we are always grateful for our amazing customers in Ireland.”

The new store in Carlow is part of its commitment to invest over €250 million in Ireland over the next 10 years, including a new store in Tallaght, Dublin later this year, and includes the redevelopment, relocation and/or refurbishment of its Cork,

The investment also includes the construction of a €75 million state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare, which recently started construction.

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