In April 2022, Nearby celebrated their 1st Birthday and what a year it has been! Since day one, their offering has gone from strength to strength, with stores now across the entire island of Ireland. Today, the team enjoy the success of the last year and celebrate the opening of their 100th store.
With an ambitious growth plan and great uptake from local businesses, the team have recently opened four new stores throughout Dublin, one in Meath and another in County Down. Brand Marketing Officer, Sara Fearon talks about their rapid growth saying –
“With ambitious plans for our symbol stores, our mission from the get-go was simple. We wanted to build a brand that would create a better shopping experience for consumers and help our retailer’s business thrive. Reaching the milestone of 100 stores in one year is a testament to all the hard work and dedication from our team and our retailers. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings for Nearby!” Sara Fearon, Brand Marketing Officer
The newest addition to the Nearby family openedon Thursday 21st July in Creeslough, Co Donegal. Store owners, Annette, and Danny have been working with S&W Wholesale for over 7 yearsso it’s fitting that they will be at the centre of the milestone celebrations. To mark the big day, the store will be giving away Nearby goody bags and big prize scratch cards, all while broadcasting live on Highland Radio. Nearby Creeslough boasts all your grocery essentials, in store butchery, hot & cold deli, wide ranging off-licence, post office, and an extensive fresh range. You can also try your luck in store with Irish Lotto services available.
“Nearby is a unique symbol store offering as we don’t go into a business and take over – quite the opposite in fact. We work with the owners to understand what makes their store unique, help them implement the Nearby brand and ultimately grow their business.” Jason McSteen, Nearby IRL Sales Manager.
If you’re thinking about making a change and want to find out more about joining the Nearby family, get in touch with us today. With over 100 retailers, located across the island of Ireland, you’ll be in great company!