Centra reveals plan to create 430 jobs following sales of €1.98 billion in 2021

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Centra Reveals Plan To Create 430 Jobs Following Sales Of €1.98 Billion In 2021 Centra Reveals Plan To Create 430 Jobs Following Sales Of €1.98 Billion In 2021
The €25 million investment comes after the company opened 11 new stores in 2o21, while revamping 64 existing stores.
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Irish retailer Centra has revealed plans to create 430 new jobs after recording strong sales in 2021.

According to the company, it recorded sales of €1.98 billion, with 2.5 per cent annual growth last year.

During the pandemic, the retailer experienced increased demand for convenient meal solutions and treats.

Moo’d Ice Cream, Centra’s own ice cream, recorded sales of €10 million in 2021, up more than 52 per cent on 2020.

Meanwhile, the Inspired by Centra range saw strong growth with a 40 per cent increase in sales. The company's Freshly Prepared range of meals also saw a 40 per cent jump in sales.

Following a strong sales performance in 2021, Centra has revealed plans to open 18 new stores in 2022, creating 430 jobs.

The €25 million investment comes after the company opened 11 new stores in 2o21, while revamping 64 existing stores.

Speaking about the announcement, Centra managing director Ian Allen said: “This robust sales performance underscores our position as Ireland’s leading convenience retailer.

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“We have seen significant growth driven by increasing consumer demand for healthy and high-quality own-brand products at reasonable prices.

“ We are continuously redefining convenience retail to ensure we satisfy the evolving needs of our shoppers by offering market-leading ranges.

“We are acutely aware of the rising cost of living challenges, and we are working hard with our suppliers and retail partners to continue delivering the best value and quality to our customers.”

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