Aldi has confirmed its plans to open a new store in Kanturk, Co.Cork, as part of it's €160 million Irish store network investment programme.
Located on Percival Street near the centre of the town, the new development will see a substantial investment into the local area.
The store will be powered by 100% green electricity, with 84 free car parking spaces available for customers.
'Up to 80 jobs will be created during the construction period, with 20 permanent positions to become available upon opening', the retailer said.
The 1,315sqm 'Project Fresh' store is expected to open in April 2022, the discounter said.
“Aldi has a strong commitment to Cork, having first opened our doors in Ballincollig in 1999," said Adam Ward, managing director of the Aldi Mitchelstown Region.
"Currently operating 23 stores in Cork, in addition to our Regional Distribution Centre located in Mitchelstown, we are excited to add Kanturk to this list.”
Aldi’s 23 Cork stores participate in the retailer’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily.
The stores have donated over 286,000 meals to charity to date.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Cork SPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary, and Cope Foundation availing of a bursary grant in recent times.
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