Thursday, September 16, 2021

JYSK’s first Irish store was in Naas (above) and the retailer now has 11 outlets, following the opening of the Graiguecullen store

DANISH giant JYSK has opened its second store in Laois, with queues of people waiting to get through the doors this morning.

Shoppers swooped to take advantage of opening day offers of up to 70% off selected lines, when the Graiguecullen store opened to large crowds.

The new outlet in the Barrow Valley Retail Park is JYSK’s eleventh store in Ireland, including the Portlaoise store which opened before the pandemic.

JYSK (pronounced ‘yoosk’) is known for high quality, on-trend products for the home, from the bedroom to the garden. The brand has also enjoyed a worldwide reputation for expertise and knowledge with their Scandinavian sleeping culture and it specialises in high-quality sleeping products, from mattresses, duvets and pillows to bedframes and bases.

Speaking about the opening, store manager Laszlo Styles said: “We were delighted to see the queue of people ready to shop JYSK’s great opening day offers. There was a great atmosphere and feedback on the range of products that JYSK has for every room of the home. We look forward to a busy few months ahead and welcoming our new customers.”

The first JYSK store opened in Denmark in 1979 and today has more than 3,000 stores and 26,500 employees in 51 countries. JYSK is a family-owned company founded by the Danish tradesman Lars Larsen, who owns a number of companies with a total annual turnover of €4.25 billion. JYSK’s turnover last year was €4.1 billion.

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