Aldi Ireland today unveiled its newly revamped and extended Trinity Street store in Co. Wexford, following a €2.8 million makeover.
Originally built in 2004, the store overhaul and extension has created four new permanent jobs in the local area, in addition to the current team of 18 staff members, the discounter announced.
Over the past few months, the store has undergone a complete refurbishment, including the building of a new extension, increasing the shop floor space by 37%.
Outside the revamped store, there are 86 car-parking spaces available to Aldi shoppers, along with a bicycle rack.
Aldi noted that the store has been redesigned to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by being powered by 100% green electricity.
The revamped Wexford Trinity Street store will also be the first Aldi in Ireland to trial electronic shelf labels, in place of traditional paper price labels.
These electronic labels will mean that price or stock changes can easily and quickly be communicated to customers.
The retailer highlighted that, overall, it has made a capital investment of €23.5 million in Co. Wexford since 2004.
Aldi currently employs over 185 full-time staff in its six stores across the county.
To date, Aldi’s Co. Wexford stores have donated almost 59,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities more than €73,000, the company noted.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with the Jonah Special School and the South-East Animal Rescue some of several charities that availed of the €500 bursary last year.