Aldi’s Main Street, Ballincollig 'Project Fresh' store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project.
Featuring the new layout, Aldi’s Main Street, Ballincollig store offers a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store, hi-spec fixtures and fittings and new signage that provides a more efficient and 'hassle-free' shopping experience, the discounter said.
The carpark has been extended to include twenty bicycling spaces and fourteen additional car parking spaces, making a total of 103 spaces available for customers.
The store will be powered by 100% green electricity.
"It's new spacious design makes for a very easy and enjoyable shop. We are also pleased to say that the refurbishment has allowed us to expand our store team,” Donal O’Sullivan, store manager, Aldi Main Street, Ballincollig said.
Aldi now operates twenty-three stores in Cork.
The lastest store refurbishment is a part of Aldi’s €160 million investment in its Irish store network.
Aldi has committed €100 million to constructing and opening 20 new stores, while Project Fresh sees Aldi invest a further €60 million in revamping the layout and design of all of its 140 stores nationwide.
Aldi Main Street, Ballincollig participates in Aldi’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily, the retailer highlighted.
The store has donated over 37,000 meals to its charity partners to date.
Aldi Main Street, Ballincollig is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Ballincollig Tidy Towns Group just one of several charities availing of the €500 bursary grants this year.
Grow With Aldi
Aldi recently announced it's plans to invest over €500,000 in supporting up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink companies.
Today's announcement marks the return of it's annual ‘Grow with Aldi’ supplier development programme for 2020, which was developed in partnership with Bord Bia three years ago and designed to 'help small and medium producers gain experience and exposure for their products'.
The discounter said that it is now seeking applications from small to medium-sized food and drink producers across Ireland to develop market-ready products for sale nationwide.
Aldi said that it will pick up to 60 of the products entered as part of the ‘Grow with Aldi’ Specialbuys event at the end of May 2020.
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