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ALDI JIGGINSTOWN STORE SIZE SET TO INCREASE BY 35% 5 NEW PERMANENT JOBS WILL BE CREATED

ALDI Ireland today announced that it has submitted a planning application to Kildare County Council to extend and fully revamp its Jigginstown store in Naas, creating 5 new permanent jobs in the town.

The extended store will offer customers a larger shopping space, with the retail floor increasing by 35% from 846 sqm to 1142 sqm. If granted planning permission, the project will commence in 2025.

Commenting on the announcement, Colin Breslin, Managing Director Buying & Services, ALDI Ireland said: “Our new larger Jigginstown store will provide an even better shopping experience for customers in Kildare. The ALDI Jigginstown Naas team are excited by this announcement, and we are looking forward to the store revamp which is part of ALDI’s award-winning Project Fresh store layout. In addition, it’s great to see 5 new jobs being created in the town.”

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 700 staff in the county, spending almost €30M on wages annually. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, ALDI’s Kildare stores have donated over 88,000 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 some of the many charities that have benefited from the programme in recent years.

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 new stores in Moate (Westmeath), Tullamore (Offaly) and Granard (Longford) and also submitted a planning application for a new store at Kilcock (Kildare). If planning is 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.

For more information, please contact the following:

ALDI Press Office: 01 637 1777 or aldi@finnpartners.com

Corporate Responsibility or Community Grant Queries: CR.Ireland@aldi.ie

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