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30 new permanent jobs will be created when store opens in 2025

ALDI Ireland today confirmed it is opening its new €6.8M store located in Granard, Co. Longford in 2025.

The news comes as the supermarket was granted planning permission from Longford County Council for its 1,315 sqm store today. ALDI is aiming to open the store in summer 2025, making it the second ALDI store to open in Longford since 2000. The new Granard store will create up to 30 permanent jobs in the local area.

Once open the store will feature ALDI’s award-winning Project Fresh layout. There store will offer 120 car parking spaces for customers and 13 bike parking spaces. ALDI is investing in a green future through the provision of four electric vehicle charging points, while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity and will feature 245 solar panels on the roof.

Midland’s Investment

The new Granard store was one of the flagship locations included in ALDI’s €33.6m Midland’s investment plan, announced in September 2023, alongside new stores in Moate (Westmeath), Kilcock (Kildare) and Tullamore (Offaly). If planning is approved for all four proposed new stores, they would all open by 2025, creating 120 permanent jobs across the region, with 200 jobs supported during the construction phase.

Commenting on the announcement, Colin Breslin, Managing Director Buying & Services, ALDI Ireland said: “We are delighted that we have been given the green light for the development of our new store in Granard, County Longford. This is one of four included in the €33.6m Midlands investment plan we announced last year. Every new ALDI store brings greater choice, quality, and value to shoppers, whilst also creating new permanent jobs in the community. We look forward to developing and opening the store and bringing more ALDI value to Longford.”

Supplier investment in Longford

ALDI partners with three innovative food and drink producers in Longford. In 2022, ALDI sourced €4.7M of locally produced food and drink from Co. Longford based suppliers. Currently, ALDI works with over 330 Irish food and drink producers and spent €1.1bn with its Irish suppliers last year.

Charity support in Longford

To date, ALDI’s Longford stores have donated over 28,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities €36,000. Each store is also part of ALDI’s Community Grants network, with Longford Town Men’s Shed one of the local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.

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ALDI Press Office: 01 637 1777 or

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