Aldi today confirmed it remains commited to opening a new store in Tuam by 2022. It has purchased part of Glynn Homevalue Hardware’s site on the Ballygaddy Road in the centre of Tuam to build its store.
It is seeking to build a new modern retail unit that will be powered by 100% green electricity. The 1,315sqm store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and provide 97 free car parking spaces for customers.
The development will see a substantial investment into the local area as well as the creation of 20 new permanent jobs once the store opens, along with many more during the construction phase.
Commenting an Aldi Spokesperson said:
“We are disappointed that our competitors have objected to Galway County Council’s decision to provide planning permission for our new Tuam ‘Project Fresh’ store. The goal of this objection is to delay the planning process, which ultimately denies Tuam shoppers access to choice and competition in their local community.”
“Our efforts to develop stores and create new jobs in towns and cities across Ireland such as Tuam have faced consistent resistance and obstruction from other retailers. We believe competition is good for consumers. The opening of every new Aldi store has brought greater choice, quality and value to more and more shoppers.”
“It’s very clear Tuam shoppers want an Aldi store in their town – a study of Tuam shoppers by market research agency Behaviour & Attitudes* found 87% of those interviewed claimed they are likely to shop in the new store, with a further 87% agreeing that the opening of a new Aldi store will mean better value grocery shopping in Tuam.”
Car park capacity to grow by over 40% in winter 2023
Aldi Ireland today submitted a planning application to extend the capacity of its Oranmore store car park by over 40%. The good news for Oranmore shoppers will see an additional 39 free car parking spaces added, bringing the total capacity to 131.
Aldi’s Clifden “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive €1 million renovation project, which has seen the store completely refurbished.
The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design. Aldi’s Project Fresh store layout was recognised at the Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards, by scooping the Best New Store Build award for Aldi’s Ennistymon store, one of Aldi’s first Project Fresh stores.