ALDI has announced that it has appointed Colin Breslin as its new managing director of Buying and Services Ireland.
Breslin will report to Niall O’Connor, group managing director in his new role.
Commenting on the appointment, O'Connor, said, “At a time of rising inflation and a cost crisis severely impacting customers, having experienced people leading the business and guiding our teams has never been more important.
"In Colin [Breslin], we have a wealth of retail experience and leadership, and he will continue to support and drive our business forward, and particularly, our value promise to our customers at this time."
Taking up his new role from this week, Breslin will be based at the National Buying office in Naas, Co Kildare.
Having joined the business in 2003 as an area manager, he has worked in several different roles in the ALDI business over the space of nearly 20 years, including store operations director (both in ALDI Ireland and GB) before assuming a Regional managing director position in 2015.
In his new role Breslin will take responsibility for the Buying department in Ireland alongside Marketing and Communications, National Real Estate, Human Resources as well as some other service functions.
"People are a strategic focus and priority for our business and Colin has played a key role at ALDI for almost 20 years, and I wish him well in his new role as he continues to guide teams in supporting our customers to weather this inflationary storm," O'Connor added.
"For our customers delivering value continues to be our top priority.”