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Sainsbury’s supermarket and petrol station in Craigavon to close early next year

The Sainsbury’s supermarket and petrol station at Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon is to close early next year, it has been confirmed.

Staff are understood to have been informed of the shock news this morning (Tuesday).

In a statement released to Armagh I, a spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We have updated colleagues on the difficult decision to close our Craigavon store and petrol filling station in early next year.

“We understand this will be an unsettling time for those affected and we are doing everything we can to find alternative roles within Sainsbury’s.

 “Customers can continue to shop with us online and at our stores in the surrounding area, including at our Dungannon, Armagh and Lisburn or supermarkets.”

It is not known yet how many jobs will be affected.

The announcement comes less than a week after the centre announced that four new shops will be opening in time for Christmas.

They are local make-up brand BPerfect, taking up a unit near Dunnes as part of its continued expansion across Northern Ireland.

Sense Aroma, Calendar Club and Customised Gifts make up the other three stores who have signed up.

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