Golden Discs have announced the opening of three new stores this month, with plans to open more stores in response to demand for vinyl.

The first of the three new stores opened in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin last Saturday.

Two further stores are opening this Saturday in Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny and Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick.

The new store openings will create 30 jobs at the company and brings the store count to 19 locations nationwide in addition to 80 concession stores at Tesco.

The company's CEO Stephen Fitzgerald said that sales growth at Golden Discs is in no small part being driven by the "vinyl renaissance". 

Vinyl sales represent a core part of Golden Discs' business and are up 60% year to date. 

"The vinyl renaissance shows no sign of abating. The major labels are reissuing catalogue albums every week as well as all the new releases. 

"What started as a niche format for hardcore music fans is more and more becoming mainstream as music lovers use streaming services for convenience and purchase physical product for tangibility," Mr Fitzgerald said.

He said that ownership is a growing trend and Golden Discs intend to open more new stores to meet this demand.