Aldi Ireland today announced its plans to extend and fully revamp its Tullow store in a move that will create five new permanent jobs in the town.
According to the discounter, the extended store will offer customers a larger shopping space, with the retail floor increasing by 26% from 907 sqm to 1,147 sqm.
Tullow shoppers will also benefit from two new electric vehicle-charging points at the store and 10 bike parking spaces available.
The new store will also receive a full ‘Project Fresh’ award winning makeover, including new hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
Aldi today submitted a planning application to Carlow County Council and said it hopes to pursue the project in mid-2022.
Commenting on the announcement, Donald Mackay, regional managing director said, “Our new and improved Aldi store will provide an even better shopping experience for customers in Tullow.
"The Aldi Tullow team are excited by this announcement, and we are looking forward to the store being revamped in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh store layout," he added.
Since opening in February 2007 on the Dublin Road, Aldi Tullow has become an essential part of the retail fabric of the town. It currently employs 22 full-time staff.
Aldi recently submitted a planning application to replace and upgrade its Hanover Road, Carlow store. Aldi aims to start the project in 2022.
Operating three stores in County Carlow, Aldi employs 70 full-time staff in Carlow. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, Aldi’s Carlow stores have donated over 35,000 meals to local charities to date.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow and Forward Steps Resource Centre, Tullow among those to avail of the €500 bursary grant in recent times.