Outlet will be 33% larger and create 5 new permanent jobs
ALDI Ireland today confirmed it is set to extend and upgrade its Monread store in Naas, Co. Kildare.
The news comes as the supermarket was granted planning permission from Kildare County Council for its expanded 1,315 sqm store today. 5 new permanent roles will be created in Naas once the extension works
Featuring ALDI’s award winning Project Fresh layout, the revamped 1,315sqm store will be powered by green electricity. Naas shoppers will also benefit from four new electric vehicle-charging points, two standard EV charging spaces and two accessible EV charging spaces along with 18 bike parking spaces.
Commenting on the announcement, Colin Breslin, Managing Director Buying & Services, ALDI Ireland said: “We have just received planning permission to extend and upgrade our Monread store. We are particularly excited to provide our customers with a larger shopping area and an improved shopping experience. We are looking forward to the store revamp which is part of ALDI’s award-winning Project Fresh store layout. In addition, it is great to see 5 new jobs being created in the town.”
ALDI’s Investment in Kildare
Operating nine stores, a regional distribution centre and head office facility in County Kildare, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. ALDI employs over 600 staff in the county, spending almost €30M on wages annually. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, ALDI’s Kildare stores have donated over 70,000 meals to local charities to date. Each store is also part of ALDI’s Community Grants network, with Irish Wheelchair Association, Lilywhite Wheelers Multi-Sport Junior Club and Samaritans Newbridge among those to avail of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
ALDI’s Investment Plans in the Midlands
This announcement follows the retailer’s announcement in September 2023 of its €33.6 million investment programme in four Midlands counties over the next two years. ALDI has received planning permission for a new store in Moate (Westmeath) and also submitted planning applications for new stores at Tullamore (Offaly), Granard (Longford) and Kilcock (Kildare). Once approved, the four proposed stores would all open by 2025, creating 120 permanent jobs across the region, with 200 jobs supported during the construction phase.
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