Brand new Tesco store opens in Tuam

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Pictured is Rory Tierney, Store Manager, Tesco, Tuam Shopping Centre alongside colleagues Nora Burke (left) and Margaret Concannon as Tesco Ireland opens the doors to its 155 th store in Ireland in Tuam, Co Galway. Photo:- EXPOSURE.IE / NO FEE

The brand-new Tesco store at Tuam Shopping Centre has opened its doors to customers today after a rebrand and major renovations were carried out on the former Joyce’s Supermarket.

The new store was officially opened by store manager Rory Tierney who welcomed the first customers into the almost 14,000 square foot store.

The supermarket, which has 39 staff members, is the first of nine new Tesco stores in the Galway area after the takeover of Joyce’s Supermarkets.

Chief Operating Officer of Tesco Ireland, Geoff Byrne, said they are very excited to open the doors of the new Tuam store as it joins a 154-store network across the country.

“As we celebrate 25 years in Ireland, we are delighted to open this first store of nine in the Galway area,” he said.

“We are committed to ensuring that these new stores play a big part in local communities and we’re looking forward to serving the Galway community for many years to come.”

Store manager Rory Tierney added that it is great to see customers coming through the doors already.

“A lot of work has gone into opening today and I am excited to get to know the local community in the coming days and weeks. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new into our store.”

The Tuam Store Community Fund will support the local area with donations to three local causes, Tuam Stars GAA Club, Tuam Juvenile Athletics Club, and Gardenfield National School, benefiting from the store’s first campaign.