Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; Midland
Location of affected unit(s)
County Kildare
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


As many as 700 new jobs are to be created by supermarket giant Tesco in County Kildare, with 500 jobs to be created at a retail park, together with 200 new jobs at a huge new redeveloped Tesco store, which will be one of the largest supermarkets in the country. The new retail site will be called Carton Park, and it is hoped that it will attract well-known retailers, such as Next, Marks and Spencer and Debenhams. The new Tesco supermarket will see the existing store demolished and replaced by a megastore, which will be incorporated into the new Carton shopping centre.


  • 21 January 2007: The Irish Independent


Eurofound (2007), Tesco Ireland, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 64815, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64815.