Aldi Tullow store size set to increase by over 25%
29 June 2021 | 0
Aldi Ireland is planning to extend and fully revamp its Tullow store in a move that will create five new permanent jobs in the town.
The extended store will offer customers a larger shopping space, with the retail floor increasing by 26% from 907sq m to 1,147sq m. Tullow shoppers will also benefit from two new electric vehicle-charging points at the store and 10 bike parking spaces. The new store will also receive a full makeover, including new hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
Aldi has submitted a planning application to Carlow County Council and says it hopes to pursue the project in mid-2022.
“Our new and improved Aldi store will provide an even better shopping experience for customers in Tullow,” said Donald Mackay, regional managing director. “The Aldi Tullow team are excited by this announcement, and we are looking forward to the store being revamped in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh store layout. In addition, it’s great to see five new jobs being created in the town!”
Opened in February 2007 on the Dublin Road, Aldi Tullow currently employs 22 full-time staff.
Aldi also recently submitted a planning application to replace and upgrade its Hanover Road, Carlow store. The group aims to start the project in 2022.
Operating three stores in County Carlow, Aldi presently employs 70 full-time staff in Carlow, spending almost €4m on wages annually.
Through its partnership with FoodCloud, Aldi’s Carlow stores have donated over 35,000 meals to local charities to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow and Forward Steps Resource Centre, Tullow among those to avail of the €500 bursary grant in recent times.