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There was great excitement Thursday morning as Aldi Ireland opened its new store in Ardee, Co. Louth, creating 20 new permanent jobs in the local area.
The store was officially opened in Jervis Street, Ardee, with local team and store manager John Grimes in attendance.
“This new €5 million store in Ardee is the latest step in Aldi’s expansion programme, and I am delighted to open our fifth Louth store and our 155th store in Ireland today,” said John Grimes. “This new store, and the 20 new jobs created, will support our ambition to deliver value to the people of Louth in locations most convenient to them.
“As one of Ireland’s leading retailers, we are acutely aware of the current challenges facing consumers and businesses. The cost of living crisis affects every family and we know what it means for our customers. Aldi Ireland is steadfast in our belief that continued investment in our value proposition and store network is key. Working alongside our strong network of local suppliers, we will continue to work hard, keeping in mind the challenges facing our customers and supporting them in weathering this storm.”
The spacious new 1,315 sqm store features award winning Project Fresh design featuring wide aisles and high specification fixtures and fittings. There are 87 parking spaces available for Aldi shoppers, as well as nine car charging points and 12 bike spaces.
The store is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, running on 100% green electricity and featuring solar panels on the roof of the store. It features ALDI’s new in-store electronic shelf labels instead of traditional paper price labels, which means inventory or price changes can be easily and quickly communicated to customers.
Aldi currently partners with 11 Irish food and beverage producers across Co Louth and has spent €18.4 million with them in 2021. Aldi is committed to growing the Irish supply base and increasing the number of locally produced Irish products available in its stores. Last year, the retailer spent €1 billion with Irish food and drink suppliers.
John added: “Families and families in Ardee and surrounding areas can now shop at their local Aldi store and enjoy our range of fresh, high-quality Irish ingredients and home products at an unbeatable value.” “At a time when everyone is struggling with rising costs, the ability to offer our customers the best value in the locations most convenient to them is more important than ever. Our promise to our customers at Ardee is that we will never be beat on price, and will always offer the best value when they shop with us.”
“We have been very encouraged by the response to the recruitment drive locally, with a high level of applications received and processed. We are delighted to welcome our 20 new employees to the Ardee team and look forward to working together to provide great service and product delivery for our local customers.”