Aldi Ireland appoints Colin Breslin to MD of Buying and Services Ireland
After joining Aldi Ireland in 2003 as an area manager, Colin Breslin has worked in several different roles in the business over the space of nearly 20 years
7 April 2023
Aldi Ireland has appointed one of its senior executives to a new role within the business.
Reporting to group managing director, Niall O’Connor, regional managing director Colin Breslin, has been appointed to the new role of managing director of Buying and Services Ireland.
Aldi Ireland operates two distribution centres in Ireland, managing its network of stores throughout the country, and a corporate office based in Naas, Co. Kildare.
After taking up his new role this week, Breslin will now be based at the National Buying office in Naas, Co. Kildare.
Having joined the business in 2003 as an area manager, he has worked in several different roles in the Aldi business over the space of nearly 20 years, including store operations director (both in Aldi Ireland and GB) before assuming a regional managing director position in 2015.
In his new role he will take responsibility for the Buying department in Ireland alongside Marketing and Communications, National Real Estate, Human Resources as well as some other service functions. According to Aldi, the announcement represents a further investment in Irish sourcing by the group, which will buy over €1.1 billion worth of Irish products this year..
“At a time of rising inflation and a cost crisis severely impacting customers, having experienced people leading the business and guiding our teams has never been more important. In Colin, we have a wealth of retail experience and leadership, and he will continue to support and drive our business forward, and particularly, our value promise to our customers at this time,” said group managing director, Niall O’Connor.
“People are a strategic focus and priority for our business and Colin has played a key role at Aldi for almost 20 years, and I wish him well in his new role as he continues to guide teams in supporting our customers to weather this inflationary storm.
“For our customers delivering value continues to be our top priority,” added O’Connor.