Irish PC retail chain closes four stores
Irish-owned computer retailer PC Superstore has closed four of its 12 branches around the country.
The chain, which set up about two years ago, says the closures were part of a consolidation of its position in the Irish market place. However, it still claims to be Ireland’s largest wholly owned IT retail chain despite the branch closures.
The stores that closed were in Limerick, Tralee, Galway and the Longmile road in Dublin. It is not known how many jobs were affected.
Eight other stores in Cork, Waterford, Athlone, Kilkenny, Coolock on Dublin’s north side, Dundalk, Drogheda and Bray are still trading. Customers who purchased products in any of the closed stores are being referred to the nearest available PC Superstore outlet for customer support and queries.
‘The affected stores were closed in order to pre-empt the predicted market downturn and to ensure that PC Superstore maintained a strong position in the marketplace,’ said director Fred Sorenson, in a statement.
‘PC Superstore would like to thank all of its loyal customers and staff who have enabled us to expand into one of Irelands leading suppliers of IT equipment for both family and businesses users. PC Superstore is committed to continue supplying high quality solutions into the Irish retail sector.’
PC Superstores offer a range of personal computers, laptops, printers, scanners, software, digital cameras, accessories, consumables, peripherals and computer components. Brands stocked by the chain include Hewlett Packard, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Fujitsu Siemens, Toshiba, Apple, Compaq, Proview and Agfa.