Aldi’s Carnmore Road, Dungloe “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers today following an extensive renovation project worth almost €1M, which has seen the store interior completely refurbished.
Featuring the new layout, the Dungloe store now offers a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store, hi-spec fixtures and fittings throughout the store and new product category signage that provides an effortless shopping experience. The customer-focused layout allows for the products customers know and love to be found more easily, whilst browsing new ranges.
The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design, which was recognised at the National Grocery Retail Awards when Aldi scooped the Discounter Store of the Year award for its Killaloe store, thanks in part to its superior quality of display across its fresh fruit and vegetable offering.
Aldi has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems and its entire store network is now powered by 100% wind generated energy. The retailer has achieved ISO 50001 accreditation in recognition of its efforts to improve energy efficiencies. The renovated Dungloe store has also received a CO2 upgrade, meaning there will be a more environmentally refrigerant in store.
Aldi has pledged to invest €320M in Ireland over the next three years which will see Aldi open 30 new stores across the country, building on the €1.6B it has already invested in its store and distribution network.
Aldi’s Dungloe store is deeply rooted in the local community and participates in Aldi’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities on a daily basis. The store has donated over 32,000 meals to its charity partners to date. Aldi’s Dungloe store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Donegal Down Syndrome, The Exhange Inishowen and Cloughaneely Food Bank availing of the €500 bursary grant last year.
Operating 6 stores in Co. Donegal, Aldi has become an established part of the Donegal retail landscape, proving very popular with shoppers for bringing greater competition, choice, and value for money. Aldi employs 135 permanent staff, spending €4.1M on wages annually.
Speaking at the reopening, Conal Sweeney, Dungloe Store Manager said: “The Project Fresh revamp of our store is fantastic news for our local customers in Dungloe. The new spacious design makes for a very enjoyable shop and customers can easily find everything they need.”
“Our promise to our Donegal customers is that we will never be beaten on price and we will always provide the best value. Our Inflation savings campaign continues and the goal is to remind shoppers about the savings they can make by swapping their weekly shop to Aldi.”
Aldi is committed to supporting its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. Aldi currently works with 330 Irish suppliers and 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 150 stores.