Aldi Ballyhaunis store opens with the creation of 30 new local jobs

Pictured here are Charlene Kilgallon, Ballyhaunis store manager with Shane Nolan and Cara Walsh, Scoil Íosa, Ballyhaunis at Aldi's newly opened store in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

Retailer unveils new store as part of recently announced €63 million West of Ireland expansion plan



22 June 2023

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Aldi’s nationwide expansion continued today with the opening of its new store in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, creating 30 new permanent jobs in the local area.

Located in Upper Main Street, the store was officially opened today in the presence of the local team and store manager Charlene Kilgallon. The new store is Aldi’s sixth store to open in County Mayo, with the retailer now operating 158 stores in total around Ireland.

West of Ireland Investment

Last year, Aldi announced significant expansion plans to include €63 million investment in six new stores across Connacht and the West of Ireland including Ballina, Tuam, Mountbellew which opened in 2022, followed by Ballyhaunis and Athenry in 2023 and finally Monivea Road Galway in 2024.

The €63 million expansion will see the creation of up to 490 new jobs, comprising 140 full-time roles in Aldi and 350 indirect construction jobs.

With six stores now in Mayo, Aldi has made a capital investment of over €43 million in Mayo since opening its first Mayo store in Claremorris in 2007. The retailer currently employs over 130 people in Mayo with a €3.2 million total annual salary spend across its six stores in the county.

Additionally, Aldi has invested €1.6 million in Mayo as part of its Project Fresh initiative. Aldi Project Fresh stores focus on reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, using sustainable energy supply and saving CO2 emissions.

“The cost-of-living crisis is impacting every household and we know what it means for our customers,” said Charlene Kilgallon, Aldi Ballyhaunis store manager, speaking at the opening.

“Working alongside our strong network of local suppliers, we will continue to work hard, mindful of the challenges facing our customers and supporting them where we can,” Kilgallon said.

Aldi Ballyhaunis

The spacious new 1317 sqm store features Aldi’s award winning Project Fresh layout and features wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings. Aldi shoppers will be able to make use of 94 car parking spaces and four electric vehicle charging spaces. As well as this, there will be 10 bike parking spaces available outside the Aldi store.

Aldi states the store has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. It is powered by green electricity and featuring solar panels on the roof of the store that will contribute towards the overall electrical demand for the store – powering items such as energy saving lights and Aldi’s new chiller fridges. It also features Aldi’s new Electronic Shelf Labels in store in place of traditional paper price labels, meaning that stock or price changes can easily and quickly be communicated to customers.

The Ballyhaunis store opening hours are Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 22:00 and Saturday to Sunday, 09:00 – 21:00.

Community support

To date, Aldi’s existing stores across Co. Mayo have donated nearly 84,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities nearly €106,000. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with North Mayo Horse Sanctuary and Mayo Addiction and Suicide Awareness among the charities that availed of the €500 bursary grant last year.

In addition to supporting local charities, Aldi, in collaboration with Green Belt, is the first retailer in Ireland to commit to planting 1 million native Irish woodland trees by 2025.



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