International homeware chain JYSK to open in Sligo Retail Park

24 Aug

International homeware retailer JYSK will open a new store in Sligo Retail Park on Thursday, 27th August. The store will have a floor area of 10,000 sq. ft and it will be JYSK’s eighth store in Ireland. It will also be the fifth store in Sigma Retail Partners’ portfolio, the other JYSK stores in its portfolio are Naas Retail Park, Drogheda Retail Park, Navan Retail Park and Parkway Retail Park (Limerick).

JYSK is an international retail chain from Denmark that sells household goods such as mattresses, bedding, sofas, furniture, curtains, dining sets and soft furnishings. JYSK is the largest Danish retailer operating internationally with close to 2,800 stores in 52 different countries, and many more stores will follow with its worldwide expansion plans. It was the founder and Chairman of the board Lars Larsen’s goal from the beginning to open and grow more and more stores and the aim to expand is a central part of JYSK’s plans. JYSK’s first entry into Ireland was in April 2019 with a store in Naas Retail Park.

Roni Tuominen, Country Manager at JYSK UK & Ireland, said: “The appetite for JYSK’s offering is there amongst Irish consumers. As a result we want to find new JYSK locations in towns and cities all over Ireland so we can contribute to the local economy, especially in smaller communities where our job creation will be extremely valuable.”

“We’re very excited to open the first JYSK store in Sligo which will be the centre of our operations in the West of Ireland going forward. We look forward to delivering exceptional quality products at great prices to our Sligo based consumers”, he added.

Patrick O’Connor, Asset Manager from Sigma Retail Partners, said “New retailers always bring a fresh new feeling and a sense of excitement into a retail park. The fact that JYSK is relatively new to Ireland adds even more to this excitement. We are delighted to have JYSK on board in Sligo Retail Park and we wish them the best of luck with their upcoming store openings.”

In addition to JYSK, Harvey Norman is also due to open a 40,000 sq. ft store in October. Sligo Retail Park is the primary retail park destination in the North West catchment area with stores catering to a wide variety of customers and accommodates diverse retail use. It has a total of twelve retailers that include Currys PC World, Smyths Toys, Homebase, Castle Davitt, Right Price Tiles, Homestore & More, EZ Living, McDonalds, Costa and KFC, with 1,000 free car parking spaces.