Global footwear chain comes to Ireland and announces new jobs


It was announced today that Global footwear chain, The Athlete’s Foot, will be expanding into Ireland. The global chain will officially open a new store at 120 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork on Thursday 28 April.

The store on Oliver Plunkett Street currently employs three full time and four part-time staff and further expansion of The Athlete’s Foot in Ireland is expected in the coming months with three stores in the pipeline.

The stores are expected to create 28 new jobs in total this year. The Athlete’s Foot has a retail network of more than 471 stores in 26 countries around the World. In Ireland, the franchise is owned by Elverys Intersport.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Elverys Intersport Senior Marketing Manager, Anne-Marie Hanly said, “We are delighted to have acquired The Athlete’s Foot franchise for Ireland, and to bring great style and new ranges to consumers here.  We expect to have 3 more TAF stores opening in the coming months nationally, creating an additional 28 new jobs.”

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