10 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 Monread store in Naas, creating 10 new permanent jobs in the town.
The extended store will offer customers a larger shopping space, with the retail floor increasing by 33% from 990 sqm to 1315 sqm. Monread 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 available. If granted planning permission, the project will commence in 2026.
Commenting on the announcement, Colin Breslin, Managing Director Buying & Services, ALDI Ireland said: “Our new larger Monread store will provide an even better shopping experience for customers in Kildare. The ALDI Monread 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 10 new jobs being created in the town.”
Since opening in October 2012 on the Monread Road, the store has become an essential part of the retail fabric of Naas town. It currently employs 24 full-time staff.
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, Irish Cancer Society and Main Street Foodbank Naas among those to avail of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
This announcement follows the retailer’s recent commitment to a €33.6 million investment programme in four Midlands counties over the next two years. ALDI has submitted planning applications to construct four new stores across the Midlands, at Tullamore (Offaly), Moate (Westmeath), Granard (Longford) and Kilcock (Kildare). If approved, the 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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