Aldi Unveils New Portumna Store Following €1m Makeover

By Donna Ahern
Aldi Unveils New Portumna Store Following €1m Makeover

Aldi has announced it's Portumna store will reopen its doors to customers this Sunday, 7 November, following an extensive €1 million renovation project, which has seen the store completely refurbished.

The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design. 

Aldi’s Project Fresh store layout was recognised at the Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards, by scooping the Best New Store Build award for Aldi’s Ennistymon store, one of Aldi’s first Project Fresh stores.

Store Layout 

According to Aldi, the Portumna Store’s new layout offers a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store, hi-spec fixtures and fittings and new product category signage that provides a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience.


The store will be powered by 100% green electricity.

Aldi has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems and its entire store network is now powered by 100% wind generated energy. 

Aldi has achieved ISO 50001 accreditation in recognition of its efforts to improve energy efficiencies.

Speaking at the reopening, Austin Mahony, Portumna store manager said, “The Project Fresh revamp of our store is great news for our local customers in Portumna."

"Its new spacious design makes for a very easy and enjoyable shop,” he added.


Galway’s Retail Landscape

Aldi has become an established part of Galway’s retail landscape.

It is seeking to recruit 31 new employees for its Galway stores this year. Opportunities available include 26 permanent positions, the discounter said. 

Aldi’s Portumna store participates in Aldi’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily.

Aldi’s highlighted that its Galway stores have donated over 40,000 meals to its charity partners to date.


Aldi’s Portumna store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with MADRA Dog Rescue, East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support and Burren Animal Rescue some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.

2021 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news click here. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout.

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