EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Iceland

Company/Organisation:
Iceland

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores
Group: AIM Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-11-2010
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 11-11-2010
Foreseen End Date: 11-11-2014
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

UK retailer Iceland plans to create 2,000 new jobs in Ireland over the next four years. Some of the new jobs will commence immediately, with Iceland opening their fourth store in Ireland on November 11 in Dublin. The retailer plans to open 105 additional stores around the country. The AIM group, which has the master franchise for Iceland, says it will invest €30m to expand the supermarket chain in Ireland.