Aldi has officially opened its new store in Ardee, Co. Louth, creating 20 new permanent jobs in the local area.
Located on Jervis Street, Ardee, the store was officially opened in the presence of the local team and store manager John Grimes.
The new store is Aldi’s fifth to open in in the county.
The spacious new 1,315sqm store features Aldi’s award winning Project Fresh layout and features wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
There are 87 car park spaces available to Aldi shoppers, along with nine electric vehicle charging points and 12 bike spaces.
The store has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, powered by 100% green electricity and featuring solar panels on the roof of the store.
It features Aldi’s new Electronic Shelf Labels in store in place of traditional paper price labels, meaning that stock or price changes can easily and quickly be communicated to customers.
Speaking at the Ardee store opening, Grimes, said, “As a leading retailer in Ireland, we are very conscious of the current challenges facing consumers and businesses.
"The cost-of-living crisis is impacting every household and we know what it means for our customers. Aldi Ireland is steadfast in our belief that continued investment in our value offering and our store network is key.
"Working alongside our strong network of local suppliers, we will continue to work hard, mindful of the challenges facing our customers and supporting them in weathering this storm.”
The discounter currently partners with 11 Irish food and drink producers across Co. Louth and has spent €18.4 million with them in 2021.
Last year, the retailer spent €1 billion with its Irish food and drink suppliers.
“We are proud to support local suppliers, local communities and local employment, whether through our Grow with Aldi programme, our Community Grants initiative or our support of charity partners Barnardos and FoodCloud," he added.
“We were very encouraged by the response to our recruitment campaign locally, with a high level of applications received and processed."
Aldi now operates 155 stores around Ireland.
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