Pettitt’s to Open New Bray Store

County Wexford Chamber would like to congratulate Pettitt’s Supervalu on their new Bray Premises.

Pettitt’s SuperValu will be recruiting 80 new team members for its new premises in Bray, which is due to open in early March, 2021. Despite the challenges of 2020, the family has invested €4m in the fit-out of the brand new state-of-the-art 20,000sq ft. store.

With a history of retailing in Ireland since 1946, the Pettitt family brand currently employs over 600 team members across six SuperValu stores, including its three stores in Enniscorthy, Gorey and Wexford town. Team retention has also been something the Pettitt’s pride themselves on, with many team members across the business serving in excess of 30 years.

The numerous award-winning in-house brands the family have extends their local support even more to local communities and includes support for farmers and producers who supply the stores, to catering and customers of all ages and ethnicities.

Speaking on supporting local and their in-house ranges, managing director of the Pettitt Group, Cormac Pettitt said: ‘In 1986 we purchased Sleedagh Farm, in Wexford. This gave us the platform to produce our own beef, which now supports over 50 local farmers, ensuring the highest-quality meat from farm to fork.’

Pettitt’s Bakery, a Blas Na hEireann award winner, bakes all the store’s bread and cakes from scratch every day, including its now famous sourdough range. ‘Since 2015, our Pettitt’s Kitchen and Pettitt’s Cook at Home ranges have included home-made traditional and ethnic meals, also made from scratch by our dedicated team of chefs and butchers, six days a week using natural and wholesome ingredients,’ said Mr Pettitt.

‘We even have our very own Pettitt’s Florist creating bouquets for all occasions with hand-picked flowers,’ he added. He said the decision to expand into Bray was in recognition of the town’s growing population. ‘Recognising the growing population in this area, we decided Bray was where we wanted to expand to next, and the welcome we have received from the local community has been wonderful so far,’ he said.

Joining the SuperValu brand in 2006, the new Bray store is now set to be a leader in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. Pettitt’s SuperValu Bray will also be environmentally friendly for staff and customers with new options like laundry refills, a loose fruit and veg section, an eco-range of products and electric car chargers.

Source: Wexford People Paper