SIPTU Organiser, Derek Casserly, has said union members are hugely disappointment at the announcement today by retail chain Supervalu that it intends to close two of its stores, in Clonmel, county Tipperary and Carlow town, at the end of January. “Our members are particularly disappointed at the timing of this announcement three weeks from Christmas as it follows the announcement last week by analysts, Kantor, that Supervalu (formerly Superquinn) were the largest retail brand in Ireland.” he said.“We will be meeting with the company, along with other trade unions, next week as part of the statutory thirty day consultation period and we will be trying to save as many jobs as possible through redeployment.”SIPTU represents the butcher staff in Supervalu.