Aldi unveils revamped Ballincollig ‘Project Fresh’ store
16 January 2020 | 0
Aldi’s Main Street, Ballincollig ‘Project Fresh’ store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part a €160m investment by Aldi into its Irish store network.
Aldi 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 of its 140 stores nationwide.
The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design.
Featuring the new layout, Aldi’s Main Street, Ballincollig store offers a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store, hi-spec fixtures and fittings and new signage that provides a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience. The carpark has been extended to include 20 bicycling spaces and 14 additional car parking spaces, making a total of 103 spaces available for customers.
The store will be powered by 100% green electricity. Aldi has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems and 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.
In total, Aldi now operates 23 stores in Cork.
Aldi Main Street, Ballincollig participates in Aldi’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The store has donated over 37,000 meals to its charity partners to date. Aldi Main Street, Ballincollig is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Ballincollig Tidy Towns Group just one of several charities availing of the €500 bursary grants this year.
Speaking at the reopening, store manager Donal O’Sullivan said the revamp is great news for customers. “Its new spacious design makes for a very easy and enjoyable shop,” he said. “We are also pleased to say that the refurbishment has allowed us to expand our store team.”