James Whelan Butchers is expanding

Just in time for turkey and ham season, James Whelan Butchers has announced that it is adding on to its store geography.

The artisan butchers is expanding its business to Leopardstown and Tralee with the opening of two more shops.

This will see the business have a total of 12 stores in Ireland and create 60 new jobs.

James Whelan Butchers CEO Pat Whelan said that the expansion would not have been possible without “the very special partnerships we have nurtured with other like-minded food producers and our loyal customers and friends”.

James Whelan Butchers is continuing to be innovative in its approach to business.

From being the first butchers in Ireland to have an online shop in 2000 to opening several collaborative stores in Dunnes Stores, it has continued to expand and grow in different fields. To find out more about James Whelan Butchers, visit www.jameswhelanbutchers.com.

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