Aldi Ireland has confirmed it will open a new store on Roches St, Limerick City in early 2023.
The news comes as the supermarket was granted final planning permission by An Bord Pleanála.
100 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 35 permanent roles being created upon opening, the discounter said.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director said, “This is great news for Limerick shoppers and we are looking forward to getting on-site as soon as possible and adding value to Roches St. and the city centre.”
The 1,250 sqm store will be powered by 100% green electricity and constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design, it added.
There will be 77 parking spaces available for customers, the retailer said.
Aldi said it will also be investing in the future of Limerick City through the provision of a free-to-use electric vehicle charging point on Roches St.
A study of shoppers living or working within 2km of Aldi’s planned new store on Roches Street by leading independent market research agency Behaviour and Attitudes found overwhelming support for Aldi’s plans.
According to the research, 91% of shoppers surveyed in Limerick agreed Aldi had chosen a central convenient site on Roches Street.
92% of the respondents stated the opening of the store would generate much needed local employment.
Fourth Limerick Store
The new store will be Aldi’s fourth in County Limerick, with existing stores on Childers Road and Dublin Road in Limerick City, and a store in Newcastle West.
“The new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with Aldi. We sourced €9.5 million of locally produced food and drink from Co. Limerick based suppliers last year," Breslin added.
Aldi noted that its Limerick stores donated over 41,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities since it first announced its collaboration with the the Irish social enterprise on 31 May 2016.
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