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Management Shakeup At Aldi As Naas And Mitchelstown Businesses Split

Niall O'Connor has been named as the new Managing Director of Aldi Stores Ireland, Mitchelstown Region, Retail Intelligence has learned.

O'Connor, who has held the position of Group Buying Director at Aldi Stores Ireland for the past three years, has worked at Aldi since 2000, when he took on the role of Store Operations Director. He is a former Group Retail Manager at Avoca Handweavers, and also previously worked for Marks & Spencer.

Donald Mackay, the current Managing Director of Aldi Stores (Ireland), takes the position of Managing Director of Aldi Stores Ireland, Naas Region.

The appointment comes as Aldi looks to separate its Naas-based and Mitchelstown-based businesses here, following the opening of a new distribution centre in Cork.

RI also understands that Rob Farrell is to be appointed Group Buying Director for Aldi Stores Ireland in the new year.

In addition, Aldi has also made a high profile addition to its marketing team, with the appointment of Jane McEvoy as Advertising Manager, to work alongside Eadaoin Keane.

McEvoy is the former co-owner of food firm McEvoy Family Foods, which was established in 2009 and generated sales of €1.8 million in 2011. In 2011, the firm came through a difficult examinership process following a €420,000 investment from Glanbia Consumer Foods.

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