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New £200k MACE store creates 30 jobs in Toomebridge

Local convenience retail brand MACE has opened its latest MACE ‘Store of the Future’ on Main Street in Toomebridge, creating 30 jobs
The deli manager, Mairead McFerran is celebrating the store opening with Boyd family members, Frank (centre) and Gerard.

Local convenience retail brand MACE, which is owned by Musgrave, has opened its latest MACE ‘Store of the Future’ on Main Street in Toomebridge, creating 30 jobs and bringing significant investment to the area.

The store owners, the Boyd family, who now have two stores in Toomebridge, the first of which opened in 1964 on Roguery Road, have invested a massive £200,000 in the new store that will help to redefine the local convenience market.

Maurice Cusack, MACE Marketing Manager, said: “The Boyd family have completely transformed the local convenience market for people in Toomebridge and the surrounding areas.

“Outside, customers will notice bold changes to the look and feel of the store with new branding using the contemporary MACE colour palate, creating a striking, fresh and modern store frontage.

“Inside, the store showcases the latest thinking in retail with concepts including premium Frank and Honest Coffee which is the largest coffee brand on the island of Ireland.

“We have a delicious new hot and cold deli, Munch & Co, which features a tasty selection of sandwiches, wraps, baguettes and speciality focaccia bread options filled with fresh meats, cheeses and salad and we have a tempting array of sauces to give your lunchtime a lift.  As part of our commitment to healthier communities we have an excellent range of salads and salad bowl options and a burrito bar, that are already proving a hit with customers.

“Our hot food offering is really varied with something for the busy tradesman who needs a hearty breakfast on-the-go, great variety for office workers looking for lunch or an evening meal solution, and all underpinned by a dedication to offering the best quality produce, prepared fresh.

“Customers can also avail of a new café-style seating area which is perfect for catching up with friends.”

Store manager, Frank Boyd, said: “We are not a family to rest on our laurels; we want to continue to ensure we provide the best experience for our customers. The model for convenience retail is changing. Consumers are more discerning than ever; alongside their regular convenience shopping, they increasingly want a sociable experience, in comfortable, stylish surroundings with a focus on fresh, quality food offerings – our new store has all of this and more.”

The store has increased in size from 800 to 2000 sq ft and also features the latest in energy-saving technology across all electrical appliances, including environmentally friendly fridges, lighting and state-of-the-art kitchen equipment.

Maurice concluded: “MACE stores offer convenience, quality and exceptional value for all our customers. For every shopper there is a ‘MACE Moment’, grabbing a freshly brewed coffee on the go or picking up something tasty for dinner, MACE stores pride themselves on having exactly what you need, when you need it. We will continue to develop our stores to ensure all our customers enjoy a quality offering and great value convenience.”

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