An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has cut the ribbon at the reopening of Value Centre in Castlebar, which closed following extensive fire damage in 2012.
BWG Foods has invested €2 million in the refurbishment of Value Centre Cash and Carry which is located in Moneen Industrial Estate, Castlebar, and employs 14 staff.
The refurbished centre has the most up to date category management principles and planograms, which will result in more efficient and effective use of space.
BWG Foods says this will lead to a more user-friendly experience for local customers with an enhanced range and improved layout of products, and with an emphasis on value offers.
Manager at Value Centre Castlebar, Frank Duffy commented: “We’re delighted to be back working at our new and improved premises and would like to thank our loyal customers for their support over the past year, not to mention the team of staff who made sure not one customer order was missed, even in the hours directly after the fire.
“We are also extremely grateful to the emergency services and wider community for their help and hard work at the time of the fire and their assistance in getting us up-and-running again.”
Long-serving Value Centre staff member, Olivia McHale, who has been with the company for 17 years said: “It’s great to be back at work, and in such a fantastic new building. The fire was a huge shock, but we always knew our jobs were safe. Right from the start BWG Foods were committed to keeping our jobs open and rebuilding Value Centre Castlebar. I’m so pleased and proud to be here today.”
With 22 branches in locations across Ireland, Value Centre is the leading cash and carry wholesaler with the largest network in Ireland.
Value Centre is owned and operated by the Wholesale Division of BWG Foods. The Wholesale Division of BWG Foods is comprised Value Centre, XL retail group as well as BWG Foodservice – a nationwide, multi-temperature, full-line food service business.
Pictured above: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny cutting the ribbon with Frank Duffy, Manager, Value Centre, Castlebar, Cllr Noreen Heston, Mayo of Castlebar and Leo Crawford, Group Chief Executive, BWG Group at the reopening of Value Centre Castlebar, Co. Mayo which closed following extensive fire damage last year. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus