ALDI Ireland has confirmed that it will open a new €11 million store in Kinsale, Co. Cork, in the summer of 2025.
The news comes as ALDI Ireland highlighted that it was granted local-authority planning permission from Cork County Council.
Some 50 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 30 permanent roles being created when the store opens.
Welcoming the council’s decision, Colin Breslin, regional managing director, ALDI, said, “Our new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with ALDI.
“Last year, we sourced €70 million of locally produced food and drink products from our Cork-based suppliers.”
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The new 1,315-square-metre store will be located on New Road, with 102 car-parking spaces available for customers, in addition to 24 bike-parking spaces.
ALDI noted that it will also be investing in the future of Kinsale through the provision of four electric vehicle charging points, two of which will be in accessible parking spaces.
The car park design also allows for the future expansion of the number of ALDI’s electric vehicle charging points, it added.
According to the discount retailer, the store – designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible – will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, complemented by 90 square metres of solar panels on its roof.
The innovative design means that the store roof will also feature large sections of living roof (like a rooftop garden), further promoting local biodiversity.
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