Wholesale and retail group Musgrave has announced it will create 80 jobs as a result of an €8.2m investment at the company's Fonthill depot in Dublin. 

The new roles include management, warehouse and driving positions and will bring the total headcount at the site to 335 permanent staff. 

Work has already started on the Fonthill site, which will also sustain 65 construction jobs. 

Musgrave says the expansion is due to be completed by next July.

"The expansion will allow us to reach the site’s full potential, ultimately enhancing the shopping experience at SuperValu and Centra stores by guaranteeing greater availability of produce on a daily basis," commented the company's managing director Martin Kelleher. 

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland operates the SuperValu and Centra brands in Ireland.