Aldi today unveiled its newly revamped and extended Newtown Road Wexford Town store following a €2.5M overhaul. The store has been redesigned to be as environmentally friendly as possible, featuring free to use electric car charging points and being powered by 100% green electricity.
Over the past month the store has undergone a complete refurbishment, including the building of a new €2.5M extension, increasing the shop floor space by 30%. Featuring Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the floor size has been extended from 1,008m² to 1,315m², and features wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings. There are also 86 car park spaces available to Aldi shoppers, along with a bicycle rack stand.
The store overhaul and extension has created four new permanent jobs in the local area in addition to the current team of 26 staff, and brings the total number of staff working in Aldi’s seven Co. Wexford stores to over 185.
Speaking at the store reopening, Barry Doyle, Aldi Newtown Road Wexford Store Manager said: “Our new and improved store is fantastic news for local shoppers! The spacious design means it is easier for customers to pick up what they need, and our aim is to ensure the very best customer shopping experience. In addition, it’s great to see new jobs being created in the town.”
Aldi’s Investment in Co. Wexford
Aldi has made a capital investment of €23.5M in Co. Wexford since 2004. Aldi is the best paying supermarket in Ireland and currently employs over 185 full-time staff across the county. Aldi is seeking to recruit 34 new employees for its seven Wexford stores this year, including 24 permanent positions.
As part of the store reopening, Aldi has donated six full Aldi Play Rugby kits to Mercy School, St John’s Road, Co. Wexford. Aldi’s existing stores across Co. Wexford are deeply involved in their local communities. To date, the stores have donated over 55,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities more than €70,000. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Wexford Marine Watch and Pieta House Wexford some of the several charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant.
In addition to supporting local charities, Aldi is the first retailer in Ireland to commit to planting 1M native Irish woodland trees by 2025, working together with Green Belt.
Aldi partners with a variety of Irish food and drink producers across Co. Wexford and spent €9M with its Co. Wexford suppliers in 2020. Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of locally produced Irish products available at its stores. Aldi currently partners with 12 food and drink producers across Co. Wexford.
Aldi has invested more than €3M in its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme since 2018, which offers up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink producers the chance to have their products listed in Aldi’s 148 stores.
In March 2020, Aldi reduced its payment terms for all suppliers that transact up to €1M worth of business annually. Payments are processed and paid within five working days.
The Wexford store opening hours are:
Aldi has launched a brand new chocolate bar with Tony’s Chocolonely in an Irish supermarket first.
The own-label Choceur CHOCO CHANGER is now available as a Specialbuy in Aldi stores across Ireland.
The chocolate bar is Fairtrade certified and 100% responsibly sourced, adopting all of Tony’s Open Chain five sourcing principles to support cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana and guaranteeing a transparent and traceable supply chain.
Aldi launches Food for Good campaign with FoodCloud to help those facing food insecurity
A new study conducted by Coyne Research on behalf of Aldi has found that Irish shoppers threw away almost €365 worth of food each during the Covid-19 lockdowns.
A third of Irish adults (36%) bought more food during the lockdowns, with one in three of these adults stating they wasted or threw out more food during lockdown restrictions compared to ‘normal’ pre-pandemic times.