Aldi Ireland has announced that it has submitted a planning application to Kildare County Council for a new €9.4 million store located on Church Street in Kilcock, Co. Kildare.
The discounter noted that it is aiming to open the store in summer 2025, making it the 10th Aldi store to open in Kildare since 2004.
The new Kilcock store will create up to 30 permanent jobs at the new store, it added.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, managing director of buying and services, Aldi Ireland, said, “We’re delighted to submit our plans today for a store in Kilcock and to commit to further investment in Co. Kildare.
"Kilcock will be our tenth store in Co. Kildare and will be a great addition to our expanding store network."
Award Winning Layout
According to Aldi, once open, the 1315sqm store will feature it’s award-winning Project Fresh layout.
There will be 114 car parking spaces available for customers and 20 bike parking spaces.
Aldi will also be investing in the future of Kilcock through the provision of four electric vehicle charging points, while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity and will feature 90 sqm of solar panels on the roof.
Local Supplier Support
Aldi partners with 11 food producers in Kildare including Coghlan’s Artisan Bakery based in Naas.
Significant New Deals
Currently, Aldi works with over 330 Irish food and drink producers and spent €1.1 billion with its Irish suppliers in 2022.
The retailer announced significant new deals with suppliers, including a €9 million contract with Wicklow-based NutriQuick, a deal worth €10 million with Sorrento Pizza from Dublin, and a €100 million deal with Kilkenny based potato producers Iverk Produce.
Last year, Aldi began working with 15 new suppliers for the first time, including Sibly Foods and Builín Blasta, opening opportunities for Irish companies to stock their local produce on the shelves of one of Ireland’s leading retailers.
A €7.5 million deal with Dublin-based confectioners Broderick’s gave the company the opportunity to stock their goods in 300 of Aldi’s 2,200-strong US store network for the first time.
Local Community Support
To date, the retailer highlighted that Aldi’s Kildare stores have donated over 70,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities over €88,500.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Samaritans Newbridge one of the local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years, it added.