Aldi Ireland has outlined plans to open two new stores in Co. Galway creating up to 60 new permanent jobs in the county.
In a statement, Aldi said that will submit a planning application to Galway City Council for a new store on Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, this week while construction of its new Tuam store is due to commence in 2021.
The retailer said that it is also actively seeking a suitable site in Athenry for a new store.
The development of Aldi’s new Ballybrit store will see a substantial investment into the local area, with up to 50 jobs being created during the construction period and 30 permanent positions to become available upon opening, it said.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director said: “We are working to bring our unbelievable prices and value to more families in Galway. Galway is an important market for Aldi and we have plans to open two more stores in the near future.”
Final Planning Permission
Aldi outlined that it received final planning permission for its new Tuam store in July, having purchased part of Glynn’s Homevalue Hardware site on the Ballygaddy Road in the centre of Tuam. 30 new permanent jobs will be created in 2022 when it opens.
Aldi said that it is currently seeking sites zoned town-centre or edge-of-centre in Athenry suitable for retail development (minimum 1.5 acres). Ideally, sites would be located on a prominent main road with good visibility and access for customers.
Aldi currently operates nine stores in Co. Galway.
In 2021, it will also revamp its West City Centre Retail Park and Headford Road stores.
“Our commitment to our customers is that we will never be beaten on price and will always provide the best value. Our Swap & Save campaign reminds shoppers about the saving that can be generated by swapping their weekly shop to Aldi,” Breslin added.
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