Avoca's new owners to roll out 12th store
Upmarket retailer Avoca is to open its 12th store, two months after being bought by US catering giant Aramark. The new store in Dunboyne, Co Meath, is being developed at a cost of €3m and will generate 80 jobs when it opens next autumn.
Avoca managing director Simon Pratt said the outlet will be the company's "most ambitious to date". He added that "the location is superb and will attract consumers from west Dublin, Meath, Kildare and beyond, looking to enjoy the Avoca experience".
The four-acre site will have 35,000 sq ft of retail space, split between a café, food market and mixed retail, as well as parking for 300 cars. According to Avoca, the site, adjacent to the M3, is within 30 minutes' travel time of a population of more than one million people.
Last year Aramark agreed a deal to pay €60m for the Avoca business.