Aldi Stores Ireland has announced the opening of its new Regional Distribution Centre, which will create 160 new jobs. The centre will be based in Mitchelstown, Cork and brings the number of jobs created by Aldi over a three year expansion plan to 460.
Aldi's expansion plan also includes the opening of 20 new stores across the country resulting in 300 jobs, over a three-year investment period.
Managing director of Aldi Stores Mitchelstown region, Giles Hurley said, "The opening of our second distribution centre in Ireland today marks a significant milestone for our Irish operations. It is a crucial step that will help Aldi deliver on our current store expansion programme… so we can bring our value-for-money groceries to even more towns and cities across the country."
The new 59,535 square metre distribution centre is built on a 13 hectare site and is Aldi’s second major distribution centre in Ireland. Aldi experienced 26.6% growth in sales for the 12 week period ending 18th August 2013, increasing its share of the Irish grocery market to 7.4%.
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