Aldi Unveils Plans For New €11.5m Dooradoyle Store, Creating 30 Jobs
Aldi has announced its plans to open a new Dooradoyle, Limerick store.
Aldi Ireland has announced its plans to open a new Dooradoyle, Limerick store.
The new store, which will be built on a previously unused greenfield site, will feature Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh layout, the discounter said.
A study of shoppers living or working in Dooradoyle by leading independent market research agency Behaviour & Attitudes revealed nine out of 10 (88%) shoppers interviewed claimed that having an Aldi store in the town would mean better value grocery shopping.
The data indicated that 88% of shoppers surveyed agreed that having an Aldi store in Dooradoyle would generate much needed local employment.
84% agreed an Aldi store would encourage them to shop in their local area rather than travelling elsewhere, the research shows.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, regional managing director, Aldi Ireland said, “Our research shows the demand from Dooradoyle shoppers for a new Aldi store is very strong."
"Every new Aldi store that opens brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers,” he said.
According to Aldi the 1,315 sq. metre store will be powered by 100% green electricity, supported by 90 sq. metres of solar panels on its roof. The new store will also feature a unique grass roof, it added.
Customers will be able to benefit from four electric vehicle charging points, along with 10 bike parking spaces. There will also be 95 free-to-use car parking spaces for customers.
“We understand customers are always looking for more sustainable ways to shop with us, and our Dooradoyle customers can rest assured our new store will feature several green features including solar panels on the roof, 100% green electricity and electric vehicle charging points,” Breslin added.
Earlier this year, Aldi was granted final planning permission by An Bord Pleanála to open its new store on Roches St., Limerick City, which is set to open in mid-2023 and will be Aldi’s fourth store in Co. Limerick.
All of Aldi’s stores in Limerick are deeply involved with their local communities, the retailer noted.
To date, the stores have donated over 41,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities nearly €52,000.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Limerick Animal Welfare, Butterfly Club and ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
Aldi currently partners with six innovative food and drink producers across Limerick, spending €9.5 million with them last year.