Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Across Ireland
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Irish-owned supermarket chain Superquinn, which specialises in the sale of food and beverages, has announced 400 redudancies. Of this, the closure of its Dundalk store near the Northern Ireland border will result in 67 redundancies, with the remaining redundancies applying across the rest of its 24 stores countrywide. The company has partly attributed the job losses to the impact of cross-border shopping - Irish people are increasingly shopping in Northern Ireland because of the lower cost of goods and the current euro/sterling exchange rate. The company is also asking staff to accept more flexible working terms to help avoid further job losses. Superquinn employs 3,300 workers in its 24 stores throughout Ireland.



Eurofound (2009), Superquinn, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 67902, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67902.