Aldi today confirmed its plans to open a new store in Shannon, Co Clare, as part of its €160 million Irish store network investment programme.
Expected to open in Quarter 1 2023, the new store will be located close to the town centre at Airport Road. A planning application for the 1,315 square metre store, along with an additional retail unit, has been submitted to Clare Co Council.
According to Aldi, the development of the new store will bring substantial investment into the local area, with up to 80 jobs being created during the construction period and 20 permanent positions becoming available upon opening.
Project Fresh design
The store will be constructed according to Aldi’s Project Fresh design and will be powered by 100% green electricity. There will be 106 car parking spaces available for customers, along with bike parking facilities.
The site will be professionally landscaped and feature a public seating area. Aldi will also provide two free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points outside the store.
“Aldi has a strong commitment to Co Clare, operating four stores in the county,” said Adam Ward, regional managing director at Aldi. “Our new Shannon store will bring great value to the doorsteps of locals who previously had to travel to shop at Aldi.”
Food Cloud donations
Aldi’s four Clare stores participate in its national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The Clare stores have donated almost 30,000 meals to charity to date.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with CYS The Youth Shack Café, Mid-West Simon Community, Killaloe Ballina Search & Rescue, and Down Syndrome Ireland Clare Branch all availing of the bursary in recent times.
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