New store to be powered by 100% green electricity and feature 245 solar panels
ALDI Ireland today submited a planning application to Longford County Council for a new €6.8M store located in Granard, Co. Longford.
ALDI is aiming to open the store in summer 2025, making it the second ALDI store to open in Longford since 2000.
The new Granard store will create up to 30 permanent jobs at the new store.
Award winning store layout
Once open, the 1315sqm store will feature ALDI’s award-winning Project Fresh layout. There will be 120 car parking spaces available for customers and 13 bike parking spaces. ALDI will also be investing in the future of Granard through the provision of four electric vehicle charging points, while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity and will feature 245 solar panels on the roof.
Local supplier support
ALDI partners with three food producers in Longford including Pat the Baker. In 2022, ALDI sourced €4.7M of locally produced food and drink from Co. Longford based suppliers. Currently, ALDI works with over 330 Irish food and drink producers and spent €1.1B with its Irish suppliers in 2022.
Local community support
To date, ALDI’s Longford stores have donated over 28,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities nearly €36,000. Each store is also part of ALDI’s Community Grants network, with Longford Town Men’s Shed one of the local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
Commenting Colin Breslin, Managing Director of Buying and Services, ALDI Ireland said: “We’re delighted to submit our plans today for a store in Granard and to commit to further investment in Co. Longford. Every new ALDI store brings greater choice, quality, and value to shoppers, which during a cost-of-living crisis, is arguably more important now than ever before.” Check out available roles in ALDI here: Aldi Recruitment IE
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