Multi-award-winning artisan butcher James Whelan Butchers are opening up two brand-new shops within a day of each other in November, one in the South Dublin suburbs of Leopardstown and also the various other in Tralee, producing over 60 new jobs at the same time. With 2 stores opening in 2 days it offers over 240 people currently utilized in an organization that had simple beginnings in the 1960s.
Founded by James and also Joan Whelan and now under the stewardship of their kid, chief executive officer Rub Whelan, the business has 12 shops throughout Ireland, in addition to a vivid online store established in the early 2000s that provides a door-to-door solution with its national and also neighborhood distribution solution. In 2020 the firm introduced a Centre of Quality as well as Logistics Centre in Clonmel, which is additionally the location of business’s head office.
CEO Rub Whelan mentioned:”It has actually been a remarkable, yet humbling journey building this terrific organization that was started by my moms and dads 55 years earlier. Within the business, we constantly state it takes terrific individuals to build a great business and also we are lucky to have a specialized, tireless team that are enthusiastic regarding developing wonderful food as well as delivering first-rate customer service. Several have become part of the James Whelan Butchers’ story for many years and also it is wonderful for all of us to see this group grow also further with the opening of our Tralee as well as Leopardstown stores.”
“This expansion would not have actually been possible either without the really unique collaborations we have actually supported with various other similar food producers, who share the very same ethos as us around lasting food manufacturing. Neither would have been possible without our devoted consumers and also pals, some of whom have actually shopped with us considering that we first opened our doors in Clonmel back in 1966,” described Rub.
The company has constantly had an innovative approach to business, which was years before its time. In the very early 2000’s it was the very first butcher to introduce an online shop and also in 2011 an unique collaboration with Avoca was released as well as currently there are two James Whelan Butchers in Avoca outlets, in Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue.
In 2016, the prize-winning butcher teamed up with among Ireland’s much-loved household brand names, Dunnes Stores to open up 3 James Whelan Butchers shops in Dublin– Cornelscourt as well as Rathmines in 2016 and also Swords in 2017. In 2018 new stores opened in Dunnes Stores Blanchardstown and Cork. In 2019 two additional shops opened– Naas as well as Jetland, Limerick. Now with the addition of Tralee and also Leopardstown, it brings to 9 the variety of James Whelan Butcher stores within Dunnes Stores innovative Food Halls opening up around the nation.
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