Aldi Ireland has launched a dedicated expansion program in the west of Ireland and will invest over €63m. Moreover, the expansion will create 140 new full-time jobs and 350 construction jobs over the next couple of years.

Multiple new stores and store upgrades

Aldi is the fifth largest supermarket chain operating across the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the company is expanding nationwide and opening several new store chains. The opening of new stores is also creating thousands of jobs at the company. Similarly, the retail giant is also expanding their store network in Irelands. Therefore, they will open stores in Ballina, Tuam, Mountbellew, Athenry, Ballyhaunis, Monivea Road, Galway. Moreover, the investment will also upgrade stores in Portumna, Clifden, Galway Retail Park and Ballinasloe. Some of these stores are already up and running. Importantly, the company has hinted to open its Taum store in September. Whereas stores in Ballyhaunis and Athenry will open in the first half of next year.

“The cost-of-living crisis is impacting every household and we are very aware what it means for our customers. Aldi has always prioritized value as we know that the weekly shop is among the largest outlays in every household budget.” Niall O’Connor, Aldi Group Managing Director said in his statement.

140 full-time jobs and 350 construction jobs

The project is likely to bring multiple direct and indirect jobs. Aldi will create 140 new full-time jobs at their stores as part of this expansion. Similarly, the project is likely to bring create more than 350 jobs during the construction phase. Recruitment for positions across these stores will begin in early 2023. Furthermore, the government also appreciated the investment for Aldi. “This €63million investment by Aldi in the west and the 140 new permanent jobs it will create over the next two years is really great news. A further 350 jobs will be created through the construction of new shops and the upgrade of some existing ones. The Government is committed to creating a job for everyone that wants one, in the county of their choice, so I’m glad to see a good spread of investment with further investment potentially on the horizon.” Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar said in his statement.

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