Aldi is planning to open a 20 further stores in Ireland. The German supermarket giant is planning to invest €100 million in the store openings, which will be rolled out over the next three years.
"I'm estimating 20 [new stores] over the next three years which should comfortably mean that we deliver another 400-odd jobs to add to the 3,200 people that we currently employ in the Republic of Ireland.” Giles Hurley, the head of the company's Irish operation the head of the company's Irish operation, told the Sunday Independent.
Hurley also said the main areas the discount retailer has it’s sights set on are Trim, Co Meath, Leixlip, Co Kildare, and Ennistymon, Co Clare and is looking to secure planning for outlets in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath and Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny.
Recent research shows that Aldi is the fifth-largest supermarket in Ireland with 11.3% of the Irish supermarket share.
Aldi currently operates 128 stores across Ireland.
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