Creating 19 jobs in Cork, sofa manufacturer and retailer DFS is to open a store in Cork’s City Gate Park, beside Mahon Point Shopping Centre this Saturday, 15th December at 9am. Bringing a tradition of over 40 years of handmade sofas to the Munster region, the new 18,500 square foot store, which has just undergone a €1.5 million fit-out, will offer the latest furniture trends alongside modern classics, all showcased in inspirational room sets.There were almost 500 applicants for the jobs in Cork.
Minister Simon Coveney T.D. will officially open the new store. All are invited to welcome DFS to the city.
Lining out today to welcome the arrival of DFS to Cork was local hero Munster and Irish rugby player *Donncha O’Callaghan who will be meeting fans and signing autographs in store at 4pm on December the 27th*. Donncha is happy to announce DFS’s support of renowned local charity Cork Penny Dinners, as part of its commitment to making everyday more comfortable. Teaming up with Donncha, DFS will be helping to give Cork Penny Dinners a makeover, with DFS supplying a range of handmade sofas for the charity. Also all customers visiting the new DFS Store this weekend will be invited to donate to Cork Penny Dinners, who will be represented by Florence Harrison at the opening.
*Announcing the opening of the new DFS store in Cork and future investment plans for Ireland, Munster woman and Chief Marketing Officer for DFS in the UK and Ireland, Helen Normoyle **said* “I am delighted to announce DFS’s investment in Ireland. This year, DFS has created a total of 50 jobs in Ireland, with the opening of its stores in Cork today and in Dublin earlier this year. We already have a strong customer base in Ireland, as seen through online and cross-border sales over the past number of years and we look forward to growing our business in Ireland.”
“Cork Penny Dinners does fantastic work in Cork to help make life more comfortable for others and DFS is really honoured to support this worthy charity.” added Helen Normoyle.
DFS Customers in Cork can begin enjoying DFS’ Winter Sale, which runs from now until 24th February, offering a huge range of quality handmade designs and styles to suit every taste, a free 10 year guarantee and savings of up to €1000.