Aldi’s nationwide expansion continued today with the opening of a new flagship 'Project Fresh' store in Kinnegad creating 15 new jobs.
Located on the Dublin Road, the new €4.5 million store will be Aldi’s fourth in Co. Westmeath.
Speaking at the store opening, Caitriona Conneely, store manager of Aldi’s new Kinnegad store said: “The opening of Aldi Kinnegad is great news for local shoppers as we have the best grocery prices in Ireland."
The new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,254m², 104 free car parking spaces, wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
“The spacious award-winning Project Fresh design of our new store makes for an easy and enjoyable shop," Conneely added.
The store will be powered by 100% green electricity, the discount retailer outlined in a statement.
Aldi has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems and its entire store network is now powered by 100% wind generated energy, the group added.
Aldi was the second retailer in Ireland to achieve ISO 50001 accreditation in recognition of its efforts to improve energy efficiencies.
The new store is part of Aldi’s €160 million investment in its Irish store network.
Grow with Aldi
Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores.
It is investing more than €500,000 in year two of its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme, which offers up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink producers the chance to have their products listed in Aldi’s stores.
Aldi also recently increased its support for small Irish suppliers by reducing its payment terms to 14 days for suppliers that transact up to €300k annually with Aldi.
Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country.
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