Aldi Ireland today announced its plans to open four new stores over the next six months, creating 80 new jobs.
Aldi will open stores in Rathnew, Co. Wicklow and Blanchardstown, Dublin in October and November respectively, with stores in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and Sutton, Co. Dublin to follow before the end of February 2021.
Recruitment is now underway for each store. Aldi is Ireland’s leading supermarket in terms of pay and was the first supermarket to introduce The Living Wage Technical Group’s recommended rate of €12.30 as its minimum, entry level of pay.
'Aldi is particularly focused on working to double its footprint of stores within Dublin, adding to the 22 it already operates,' the discounter said in a statement.
Store Refurbishment Programme
The announcement was made as Aldi also confirmed that it will be resuming its Project Fresh store refurbishment programme from September, revamping nine Aldi stores before the end of February next year.
Four Aldi stores received Project Fresh upgrades in early 2020, before the programme was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Aldi’s Arklow store will be the first store refurbished following the resumption, with work commencing on 14 September,' the retailer added.
Aldi’s Project Fresh store format was first introduced in 2017. It provides for a wide selection of fresh food early in the shopping journey, hi-spec fixtures and fittings, and a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience.
The Project Fresh format has been introduced to 96 of Aldi’s 143 stores to date.
Aldi said that it is investing €60 million in the project.
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