300 new jobs announced at Chopped
Health food chain Chopped is set to open 20 new stores in Wicklow, Cork, Waterford and Dublin, creating over 300 new jobs. A further 110 jobs will be created in the UK as the company opens six new stores across the water. The new outlets – which will be a mix of wholly owned and franchises outlets – will join existing Chopped locations in Dublin, Kildare and Galway,
Chopped also recently opened new sites in Talbot Street in Dublin city centre and University College Dublin and Newcastle Road in Galway. Brian Lee, co-founder and managing director of Chopped, said that the company last year had set a target of increasing its staff numbers by 100. “We exceeded that expectation by increasing our employees by 140 in 2016,” he added.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said indigenous Irish businesses such as Chopped are important to the national economy as well as making a valuable contribution to local areas through employment and expenditure. “Ireland has one of the fastest growing employment rates in Europe and it is home grown companies such as Chopped that are helping to sustain this,” the minister added.