Aldi Ireland has announced the opening of a new flagship store in Douglas, County Cork, creating 27 permanent jobs, with 23 staff members recruited from the local area.
The store was officially opened today by Munster Rugby star, Billy Holland who cut the ribbon with the new Douglas store manager Goren Kierse.
Located on the old cinema site on the Douglas Road, the new store will be Aldi’s 24th store to open in County Cork.
Aldi now operates 146 stores across the country, in addition to its Mitchelstown distribution centre, which services Aldi’s stores throughout Munster and Connacht.
Speaking at the store opening, Goren Kierse, Aldi Douglas store manager said, “Our new Aldi store in Douglas is fantastic news for people in the locality. The spacious design means it is easier for customers to pick up what they need, and our aim is to ensure every customer has an enjoyable shop.
"From all the staff here at the new Douglas store, we hope everyone has a chance to pop in and avail of our great savings and pick up some of our award-winning products at unbeatable prices,” he said.
New Store Design
Featuring Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,000m², wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
There are also 117 free car parking spaces available for customers along with five bicycle rack stands.
According to the discounter, sustainability is ingrained in the design of the new Douglas store, which will be powered by 52 Photovoltaic solar panels located on the roof along with 100% green electricity.
In addition, Douglas shoppers will also benefit from six electric vehicle-charging points at the new store.
Speaking at the new store opening, Munster Rugby star Billy Holland said, “It’s great to see Aldi opening its new flagship store in Douglas.
"Aldi is very supportive of local communities, particularly through its fantastic Aldi Play Rugby initiative, which aims to get as many children as possible around Ireland involved in playing rugby." he added.