Aldi opens new Cashel store creating 14 jobs
Hot on the heels of two openings in Wilton and Terenure in September, Aldi has now increased its presence in Co. Tipperary, with a new store in Cashel
1 October 2015 | 0
Aldi continues its expansion drive following two store openings last month in Terenure and Wilton. The retailer has today further increased its presence in Co. Tipperary with the opening of a new store in Cashel, which has created 14 jobs.
The Cashel site is Aldi’s eighth store in Co. Tipperary. This brings the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 120, with the first Aldi store opening in Ireland in November 1999. Darran Walsh will manage the Cashel store.
To celebrate the opening, Aldi served up breakfast options and treats throughout the morning. The day was filled with family fun and festivities, with entertainers providing face painting, balloon modelling and games for the kids. Beat 102-103’s Beat Fleet were also on site, while five lucky shoppers scooped €100 each in Aldi shopping vouchers.
As those who were at this year’s National Ploughing Championship will know, the discounter continues to spread the message that more than 50% of its supplier spend is with Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers.
In Co. Tipperary, Aldi’s suppliers include Stapleton’s Bakery based in Roscrea, which supplies Aldi’s Specially Selected and Ballymore Crust breads, Oakpark Foods of Cahir, which supplies Aldi with bacon and ham, Glenpatrick based in Clonmel, which supplies Aldi’s Irish mineral water range, C & C Gleesons of Borrisoleigh, which supplies Aldi’s soft drinks range and ABP of Cahir, which supplies Aldi with Bord Bia Quality Assured 100% Irish fresh beef.
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published for the 12 weeks ending 13 September, showed Aldi’s growth of 3.6% is ahead of the market, with the retailer improving its share by 0.2 percentage points to 8.7%.