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30 new jobs to be created when store opens at the end of 2024

ALDI Ireland today confirmed it will open a new €6.3m store in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny at the end of 2024.

The news comes as the supermarket was granted final planning permission from An Bord Pleanála. 60 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 30 permanent roles being created upon opening.

There will be 105 parking spaces available for customers, in addition to 18 bike parking spaces as part of the overall development. ALDI will also be investing in the future of Castlecomer through the provision of four free-to-use electric vehicle charging points, while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity. The Castlecomer store will also feature 90 sqm of solar panels on its roof, furthering its sustainability credentials.

The new 1,315 sqm store will be located in the centre of Castlecomer, on the site of the town’s former Creamery. The site, vacant for several years, is being developed by Greenstripe Ltd., and will feature ALDI’s store as the anchor tenant, along with additional retail, office and residential units as part of the 52,500 square feet development. The Creamery’s historic mill building, a protected structure, will also be preserved and fully refurbished.

Commenting, Donald Mackay, Managing Director of Operations, ALDI Ireland said: “This is great news for Kilkenny shoppers and the local economy.”

“The environmentally friendly store will see a considerable €6.3m investment in Kilkenny, creating 30 new permanent jobs and up to 60 jobs during its construction.”

“The new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with ALDI. We sourced €30 million of locally produced food and drink from Co. Kilkenny based suppliers last year.”

Commenting, Kieran Gorey, Managing Director of Greenstripe Ltd. said: “We are delighted to hear ALDI’s new environmentally friendly store in Castlecomer has received approval from An Bord Pleanála, creating employment and increasing retail competition in the local area, in addition to breathing new life into the former Creamery site. Greenstripe will be developing this important and historical site, which has been vacant for several years and will include ALDI as an anchor tenant, complete with further retail, office and residential units. We look forward to continuing to work with ALDI into the future.” The new store will be ALDI’s sixth in County Kilkenny, with stores already on Waterford Road and Hebron Road in Kilkenny Town, Graiguenamanagh, Ferrybank and Callan. Each store is part of ALDI’s food waste reduction programme, with ALDI’s Kilkenny stores having donated nearly 42,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of ALDI’s Community Grants programme, with St Vincent De Paul and Kilkenny SPCA some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.

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