Kavanagh Group, New £750k Centra store creates 30 jobs in Derry

Irish retail brand Centra has opened a new store in Derry city centre creating 30 jobs.

The new £750,000 store, operated by the Kavanagh Group, is located on Waterloo Place and includes a new healthy eating salad bar, ‘Green Kitchen’, billed as the “first of its kind” in Northern Ireland.

Noel Kavanagh Jnr., Managing Director of the Kavanagh Group said the new store is a boost for the city centre. “We have created 30 jobs for local people but importantly we are investing in the future of the city and helping to keep the Waterloo Place area a thriving place for everyone to do business.”

“We are committed to offering our customers a healthy range of food and drink so we are very excited to be chosen as the site of Northern Ireland’s first ever, Green Kitchen. Green Kitchen allows customers to create their own salads from a wide selection of fresh ingredients. New, fresh and healthy ranges will also be introduced, giving consumers quick and convenient access to healthy food options, making it easier to eat and live well.”

“The retail market has changed at a rapid pace over the past few years so we’ve reinvigorated our food expertise and merchandising to match consumers’ changing needs, offering a huge amount of choice through Musgrave and their top class Centra brand,” he added.

In addition to the new food range, which includes a hot wing bar and food to go area, the store also houses the Frank and Honest coffee brand.

Nigel Maxwell, Musgrave’s Centra Sales Director, added: “We are incredibly proud of the new Centra store which has some of the latest developments in leading convenience retailing in Northern Ireland. We are showcasing the very best of what Centra has to offer customers, all under one roof, greatly enhancing the shopping experience of everyone who comes through the doors.

“The high specification the Kavanagh Group have put into the store is truly incredible and we’d like to wish them every success with their fantastic new store.”

New Centra Shop in Derry
Nigel Maxwell, Musgrave’s Centra Sales Director (right) is joined with Sarah Doherty, Fresh Food Manager

Gareth McKeown
Irish News