Aldi Carrigaline store opens with the creation of 30 new local jobs
8 December 2023
Aldi has opened a new store in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, creating 30 new permanent jobs. It continues Aldi’s nationwide expansion and represents an investment of over €10 million in the local area.
Located on Old Pottery Road, the store becomes Aldi’s 27th store in County Cork and 161st store nationwide. It was officially opened by the local team, store manager, Jason Murphy and Aldi Play Rugby ambassador, Paul O’Connell.
Since opening its first Cork store in Ballincollig in 1999, Aldi has invested over €233 million in the county. The retailer reports it employs over 900 people across its 27 stores in Cork, spending over €30 million on wages annually.
Aldi spent €70 million with its 30 local Cork based suppliers in 2022.
Additionally, Aldi has invested €1.6 million in Cork as part of its Project Fresh initiative. Aldi Project Fresh stores focus on reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, using sustainable energy and avoiding CO2 emissions as much as possible.
“I’m delighted to open our 27th store in Cork,” said Jason Murphy, ALDI Carrigaline store manager. “This new €10 million store in Carrigaline is the latest step in Aldi’s expansion programme. The new store, and the 30 new jobs we have created, will support our ambition to deliver value to the people of Ireland at the locations most convenient to them.”
The spacious new 1,315sqm 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 119 car parking spaces and 7 electric vehicle charging spaces. A total of 12 bike parking spaces are also available outside the Aldi store.
The store has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. It is powered by 100% green electricity and features 52 solar panels on the roof of 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 be quickly and easily communicated to customers.
To date, Aldi’s existing stores across Co. Cork have donated over 376,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, worth over €474,000. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Marymount Hospital & Hospice, Cobh Community Hospital and St Johns Ambulance Glanmire 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.