Aldi announces plans for “Project Fresh” store in Kerry
Aldi has unveiled plans for a brand new store in Caherciveen, Co. Kerry. The development is part of the supermarket chain's €160m Project Fresh programme, that will see Aldi's store network revamped along with new store openings in key locations around the country.
5 March 2019 | 0
Aldi is on its way Caherciveen as the german discount supermarket confirmed its plans to open a new store in the town as part of a €160m Irish store network investment programme. Aldi has purchased a site at Abbey Place, with the objective of developing its new 1,140sqm ‘Project Fresh’ store.
An estimated 20 new jobs will be created at the store which will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design format. The store will provide 72 free car parking spaces for customers and will be powered by 100% green electricity.
The development will see a substantial investment into the local area as well as the creation of new permanent jobs once the store opens, along with many more during the construction phase. The new store will open next year.
Niall O’Connor, Managing Director Aldi Mitchelstown Region said the development is great news for shoppers and for employment in the town. “Every new Aldi store brings greater choice, quality and value to more and more consumers across Ireland,” said O’Connor. “Our commitment to our customers is we will never be beaten on price and will always provide the best value. The goal is to remind shoppers about the saving that can be generated by swapping their weekly shop to Aldi.”
Aldi’s Kerry stores participate in Aldi’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The stores have donated over 68,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Adapt Kerry, Castleisland Old Folks Home, Enable Ireland Kerry, Kerry Cancer Support Group and Saint John of God Kerry Services amongst the local charities availing of the €500 bursary grant in recent times.