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The Range opens first Irish store

The Range

Excited customers queued overnight to be first in line at the opening of The Range’s first Irish store, located in a former Atlantic Homecare unit in Limerick’s Childers Road Retail Park.

The Mayor of the town, Councillor Kieran O’Hanlon, opened the branch and praised the retailer for having recruited around 70 unemployed people. He said:

“I am delighted the company decided to come to Limerick to open their first store in Ireland. Limerick, I suppose, is the capital of the Mid West and not alone can they (The Range) attract business locally but also people will come from County Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.” 

Ahead of the opening, founder Chris Dawson said that the company is constantly expanding and it had been hoping to open in Ireland for some time.

"As our closest neighbours, this is the ideal next step and we have just been waiting for the right time to make this move. We are confident that Ireland will play a huge part in the continued success of The Range brand and look forward to making the move."

Store manager, Stephen Phillips, said:

“It’s our first store in Ireland and to have local people on board with us is absolutely fantastic. I’ve worked in Limerick my whole life and to be part of this is an honour for me and it’s going to do really well in Limerick.”

Ken Fox, regional manager for The Range, confirmed that the retailer is planning to open several more stores in Ireland in the coming years.

Source : Insight DIY

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10 August 2016

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