Sean Neeson MLA said: “The creation of this new supermarket shows that Northern Ireland is still attracting investment during this economic downturn. This news will provide a significant boost for an area that has been hit hard by redundancies in recent times.
“Hopefully this investment by Sainsbury’s will encourage other large companies to open stores in Northern Ireland and create more jobs.
“Much still has to be done as regards economic recovery here and I would again call on the Stormont Executive to look to a sustainable approach to addressing the downturn. The green economy has massive potential here, and this potential must be met.”