Aldi to open 30 new stores across Ireland as part of €320 million expansion
A big boost for the grocery chain...
Aldi will open 30 new stores across Ireland as part of a new multi-million expansion drive.
The grocery giant has pledged to invest €320 million over the next three years (2022 – 2024) in a bid to establish market supremacy throughout the country.
To date, Aldi has invested €1.6 billion in its existing 149 Irish stores.
Confirmed new Aldi stores will open in Cahersiveen (Kerry), Ballina (Mayo), Clonakilty (Cork), Castlecomer (Kilkenny), Ardee (Louth) along with Athenry and Tuam (both Galway) in 2022.
"This investment builds on the €1.6 billion we have already invested in Ireland and is a clear sign of our ambition, and the demand that exists for Aldi to be in more locations across Ireland," said, Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director at Aldi Ireland.
"It’s also great news for Irish food and drink producers, who will have more opportunity to trade with Aldi.
"We will spend over €1 billion with Irish producers this year, an increase of almost 20% on 2020.”
Aldi is also moving forward with its commitment to sustainability, aiming to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses by the year 2025.
The company is also looking to establish 100% of its brand-own product packaging as recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2022.