3, Ireland’s largest high speed network, today announced the opening of a new 3Store in Tuam. The sixth of 28 new 3Stores which will be opening across the country and creating 90 new retail jobs nationwide this year. 3 will invest nearly €5 million increasing its retail footprint with eight “own stores” and 20 independently-owned operations under the 3 brand. The new 3Store is located on Shop Street, Tuam, owned by Ciaran Earls and John Murphy who have stores in both Oranmore and Gort as well.
The new retail outlets will significantly extend 3’s reach across the country and will complement the existing 22 3Stores and 200 independent retailers which serve 3’s growing customer base of over 470,000 users. The retail expansion programme has been designed to increase 3’s retail footprint to maximum effect. This commitment by 3 underlines its position as Ireland’s fastest growing mobile operator, market leader in mobile broadband and Ireland’s largest high speed network.
To celebrate the new store opening, 3 today announces a special, exclusive offer on the INQ Mini for all Tuam 3Store customers. The INQ Mini is available for only €29 on 3Pay for the next three weeks and there are other great savings to be made in store.
Elaine Carey, Sales and Marketing Director, 3 commented: “We’re delighted to announce this expansion nationwide. In tough economic times 3 is demonstrating its commitment and dedication to the Irish market. The opening of the 28 new 3Stores follows a successful year for 3 in 2009. It is great to be working with Ciaran Earls and John Murphy at our new store in Tuam, it is an exciting opportunity for local retailers to grow with us and be part of a success story during difficult times.”
Speaking at the announcement, 3Store owners Ciaran Earls and John Murphy said: “We have a fantastic team here in Tuam who have all been eagerly awaiting the new store opening and are delighted the day has come. We are looking forward to meeting all new and existing customers and welcome everyone in the area to pop in and have a look around the new store.”
The 28 stores will consist of eight 3Stores and 20 independently-owned operations. The majority of the independently-owned stores will be opened with existing retail partners but 3 is also looking for interested applicants with a strong track record in the telecommunications retail sector. The 20 selected locations are all close to the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) areas which 3 is currently rolling out. Interested independent retailers can apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.three.ie/3partners.
For more information see three.ie for details.