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Luxury store profits up

LUXURY supermarket chain Donnybrook Fair recorded a growth in profits to €293,563 last year.

Gross profit fell slightly from €6.4m to just above the €6m mark.

Operating profit was down from €432,119 to €364,916.

By the end of the year, 130 staff were employed in the business, a drop of one from 2009.

Total staff costs fell from €3.7m to €3.4m in the year.

The Donnybrook Fair business empire also includes a restaurant facility and was established in 2002 after its owner Joe Doyle upgraded the standard convenience store on Morehampton Road in Donnybrook.