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ALDI wins Trading Team of the Year, awarded by ShelfLife

ALDI would like to congratulate Shane Mellett for winning the title of Supermarket Manager of the Year in the mid-size supermarket category at this year’s National Grocery Management Awards, hosted by ShelfLife.

Shane, who manages the ALDI Castletroy Store on Dublin Road in County Limerick, began working at ALDI as a Trainee Store Manager in 2008. Shane now leads a team of 44 staff. Judges noted Shane’s management and leadership skills were clearly demonstrated as he steers his team through the challenging retail environment, serving the needs of ALDI’s valued Castetroy customers.

Celebrating the award win, Shane said: “I am delighted to be named Supermarket Manager of the Year. Working at ALDI for the past 15 years has been a real pleasure. From day one, ALDI gave me the tools to excel in my role as Store Manager. As a team, we work extremely hard to ensure the very best shopping experience for our customers, so I am thrilled to have our efforts recognised through this award.”

ALDI was also awarded the Trading Team Award at this year’s Grocery Management Awards, as nominated by its dedicated suppliers. ALDI is delighted to receive this award in recognition for the hard work of its Buying Department, providing continuous support to ALDI’s network of 330 Irish suppliers, spending €1.1 billion with them in 2022. ALDI has also invested more than €8m in its Grow with ALDI supplier development programme since 2018, which provides an opportunity for small and medium Irish food and drink companies to gain a listing in ALDI’s 157 stores. The National Grocery Management Awards is Ireland’s premier scheme for recognising and honouring management excellence. The Awards honors the stars of the grocery retail management, showcasing the best practice management across the sector.

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