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.”
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