Stephen Fitzgerald, CEO Golden Discs
Golden Discs have announced a new partnership with Exertis and Tesco to bring home entertainment to 80 Tesco stores nationwide.
Golden Discs standalone stores will start appearing in Tesco from today selling the latest movies, music, PlayStation & Xbox games. Golden Discs At Tesco will open in three Offaly locations, Tullamore, Edenderry and Birr.
With Christmas just around the corner, Tesco shoppers will now be able to pick up the latest blockbuster films, favorite TV show box sets, stocking filler CDs or an armload of new games from ‘Santa’ along with their weekly groceries.
“This is an exciting new chapter for Golden Discs,” said Stephen Fitzgerald, CEO of Golden Discs. “Marrying our product knowledge and specialist credentials with the geographical reach and scale of Tesco will both enhance the customer experience and grow the business.”
Established in 1962, Golden Discs is Ireland’s only homegrown music retail brand. It currently operates fourteen stores around Ireland and employs over 150 people. With an emphasis on excellent customer service and product knowledge, Golden Discs has grown its business in recent years, opening new stores and expanding their vinyl selection which has proven to be a big hit with customers.
Sheila Gallagher, Commercial Director, Tesco Ireland, said the established Golden Discs brand aligned with Tesco’s reach made the deal with Exertis an ideal fit.
“Tesco is committed to providing our customers with the best retail experience possible and to supporting Irish suppliers when the opportunity presents. We are delighted that our customers will be able to enjoy its innovative range of home-entertainment offerings and music, movie and games products as part of their Tesco shop.”
Tesco Ireland is one of the biggest private sector employers in Ireland employing over 14,500 colleagues across the country. It contributes €3.2billion to the Irish economy every year and sources from over 480 Irish food and drink suppliers. Supporting local suppliers is very much part of the business ethos of Tesco Ireland.