Friday 9 December 2016

Bangers and cash: how Superquinn gave Irish middle class a taste of the good life

The death of the iconic brand is about a less leisurely society with less money to spare, writes Colum Kenny

Published 11/08/2013 | 05:00

TROLLEY DASH: Patricia Devine with Feargal Quinn in a branch of Superquinn – the retail boss made shoppers feel special when they walked into the store
TROLLEY DASH: Patricia Devine with Feargal Quinn in a branch of Superquinn – the retail boss made shoppers feel special when they walked into the store

News that around 300 jobs are to go at Superquinn and Marks & Spencer is horrible for people who will be thrown out of work.

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At a time when announcing the creation of just 50 jobs over three years makes news on RTE, this is a blow.

But 2,500 other Superquinn workers remain employed, in stores to be renamed next February part of the SuperValu chain.

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