Danish homeware retailer Jysk keeps options open for Limerick move

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Jysk has said that it would be “great” to build a store in Limerick as it scouts for locations

Jysk has said that it would be “great” to build a store in Limerick as it scouts for locations

ONE OF the world’s biggest home retail giants, Jysk, has said that it would be “great” to build a store in Limerick as it scouts for more than 10 locations across the country over the next two years.

Founded in 1979, the Danish homeware and furniture store, which rivals Sweden’s Ikea, has more than 2,700 stores in more than 50 countries across the globe, and is looking to set up 15 in Ireland.

So far, Jysk—pronounced “yusk”—has confirmed that it will open four stores in Ireland in the coming months starting in April, in Naas, Navan, Drogheda and Portlaoise.

And while a Jysk spokesperson could not confirm that a store will be opening in Limerick, she said: “It would be great to have a Jysk store in Limerick and we are actively seeking out good retail opportunities across the country.”

Jysk is expected to bring 200 jobs to Ireland. 

The Danish retail giant will open an Irish office in Dublin early this year, and will fill around 10 roles in sales, marketing, human resources and finance, Jysk said last week.