Aldi unveils new Dunshaughlin store
24 August 2021 | 0
Aldi is continuing its nationwide expansion through the opening of the group’s new store in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, creating 25 permanent jobs in the local area.
Located on Lagore Road close to the town centre, the store was officially opened by Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English. The new store is Aldi’s seventh to open in County Meath, with the retailer now operating 148 stores around Ireland.
Featuring Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,152m², wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings. There are also 91 car park spaces available to customers in Dunshaughlin, along with 15 bicycle rack stands.
Aldi’s Dunshaughlin store will also provide access to nine electric vehicle-charging points for customers, two of which will be accessible spaces. Aldi has also invested in ventilation heat recovery, which will be used to power underfloor heating, in addition to solar panel energy.
Daniel Groome, Aldi Dunshaughlin store manager described the opening as “fantastic news for local shoppers.”
“The spacious design means it is easier for customers to pick up what they need, and our aim is to ensure the very best customer shopping experience,” Groome said.
Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, welcomed Aldi’s arrival to the area. “The last 18 months has been very challenging for our retail sector so it’s great to see Aldi show the confidence to continue to invest in Ireland and open new stores,” he said. “Aldi’s new Dunshaughlin store is a fantastic addition to the town and I’ve no doubt will play a central role in the retail fabric of the town for years to come.”
“Aldi staff, like all retail workers in Ireland, really stepped up when it mattered most over the past 18 months providing an essential service to their local communities,” Minister English added. “I would like to thank them for their dedication and their remarkable contribution during the pandemic.”
To date, Aldi has made a capital investment of over €45 million in Meath. The retailer is seeking to recruit 65 new employees for its Meath stores this year, including 34 permanent positions.