Aldi opens new Kinnegad ‘Project Fresh’ store creating 15 new jobs
23 July 2019
Aldi’s nationwide expansion continued this week with the opening of a new flagship ‘Project Fresh’ store in Kinnegad creating 15 new jobs.
Located on the Dublin Road, the new €4.5m store led by store manager Caitriona Conneely, will be Aldi’s fourth in Co. Westmeath. Aldi now operates 139 stores across the country.
Featuring Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,254m², 104 free car parking spaces, wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
The move forms part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network. The retailer has committed €100m to constructing and opening 20 new stores, while Project Fresh sees Aldi invest a further €60m in revamping the layout and design of all its stores nationwide
The store will be powered by 100% green electricity, with Aldi stating that it has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems; its entire store network is now powered by 100% wind generated energy. Aldi was the second retailer in Ireland to achieve ISO 50001 accreditation in recognition of its efforts to improve energy efficiencies.
Aldi’s Westmeath stores are deeply involved with their local communities. The stores have donated over 40,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities over €55,000 to date, while three Westmeath charities have benefited from Aldi’s Community Grants Programme in the last 12 months, each receiving a €500 bursary.