Aldi to create 300 new jobs

Aldi Stores (Ireland) it is to create 300 new jobs in Ireland within the next 3 years as part of an expansion programme of its Irish store network. The announcement was made today as Henry Shefflin, the GAA hurler, officially opened Aldi’s landmark 100th Irish store in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

The expansion programme will see Aldi open 20 new stores, with each store employing 15 people. The new stores will be located throughout the country including East Wall Road in Dublin, Greystones in Co. Wicklow, Tralee in Co. Kerry, Ballybofey in Co. Donegal and Charleville in Co. Cork.

Speaking at the opening of Aldi’s 100th Irish store in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Niall O’Connor, group buying director of Aldi Stores (Ireland) said, “We are delighted to reach the milestone of opening 100 Irish stores today and would like to thank everyone who has shopped and supported us over the past 13 years. Our new multi-million euro investment underpins our ongoing commitment and support to Ireland, our customers, staff and Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers. We pledge to continue offering Irish consumers the highest quality groceries and prices that can’t be matched for many more years to come.”

Aldi, a unit of a German retailer, said it “has been the standout performer in the Irish grocery market in recent years, maintaining its position as the fastest growing supermarket in the country since July 2008. Aldi experienced 30.7% growth in sales for the twelve week period leading up to St. Patrick’s Day this year, increasing its share of the Irish grocery market to approximately 6.2%. (Figures: Kantar Worldpanel).”