Aldi announces new supermarket in Kanturk, Co. Cork

A rendering of the planned new Aldi store in Kanturk, Co. Cork

Aldi has announced the latest phase of its €160m investment programme, a brand-new Project Fresh supermarket in Kanturk, in the heart of Co. Cork. The new store is expected to open its doors in Q1 2022.

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21 January 2020 | 0

Aldi has confirmed its plans to open a new store in Co. Cork  as part of its €160m Irish store network investment programme.

Located on Percival Street near the centre of Kanturk, the new development will see a substantial investment into the local area. Up to 80 jobs will be created during the construction period, with 20 permanent positions created upon opening. The 1,315sqm store will employ Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design, and will be powered by 100% green electricity. 84 free car parking spaces will also available for customers.

Commenting, Adam Ward, managing director of the Aldi Mitchelstown Region said Aldi is “absolutely thrilled” to be coming to Kanturk. “This is fantastic news for shoppers and employment in the town,” he said. “Every new Aldi store that opens brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.”

“Aldi has a strong commitment to Cork,” he continued, “having first opened our doors in Ballincollig in 1999. We currently operate 23 stores in Cork, in addition to our Regional Distribution Centre located in Mitchelstown, so we are excited to add Kanturk to the list.”

Aldi’s 23 Cork stores participate in the retailer’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily.  The stores have donated over 286,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Cork SPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary, and Cope Foundation availing of a bursary grant in recent times.

Artisanal investment

Meanwhile, Aldi has also announced the return of its ‘Grow with Aldi’ supplier development programme for 2020, through which it will invest more than €500,000 in supporting up-and-coming Irish food and drink companies. These producers will be offered the chance to become a part of Aldi’s core range, with a lising in all 140 Aldi Ireland stores.

The retailer is seeking applications from small and medium-sized producers across Ireland, for a programme that will continue through to the end of May 2020.

To learn more, visit www.aldi.ie/grow.

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