Centra to add 500 jobs
CENTRA says it will add 17 new stores and over 500 new jobs to its network this year in an investment worth €23m.
The convenience store chain recorded €1.4bn in sales last year.
It continued to outperform the market as its sales slowed by just 2pc compared to an average of 6.5pc for its competitors, it said.
Delegates at the company's national conference heard that Centra bought over €1bn worth of Irish goods last year, including a total of €140m worth of Irish fresh food.