The lowest prices in grocery are coming to Shannon as Aldi today confirmed its plans to open a new store as part of its €160M Irish store network investment programme.
Expected to open in Quarter 1 2023, the new store will be located close to the town centre at Airport Road. A planning application for the 1,315 sqm store along with an additional retail unit has been submitted to Clare County Council.
The development of the new Aldi store will see a substantial investment into the local area, with up to 80 jobs being created during the construction period and 20 permanent positions to become available upon opening.
The store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and will be powered by 100% green electricity. There will be 106 car parking spaces available for customers along with bike parking facilities. The site will be professionally landscaped and feature a public seating area. Aldi will also invest in the future of Shannon through the provision of two free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points outside the store.
Commenting, Adam Ward, Regional Managing Director at Aldi said: “We are very excited to be coming to Shannon. This is fantastic news for shoppers and employment in the town. Every new Aldi store that opens brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.”
“Aldi has a strong commitment to Co. Clare, operating four stores in the county. Our new Shannon store will bring great value to the doorsteps of locals who previously had to travel to shop at Aldi.”
Aldi’s four Clare stores participate in its national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The Clare stores have donated almost 30,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with CYS The Youth Shack Café, Mid-West Simon Community, Killaloe Ballina Search & Rescue and Down Syndrome Ireland Clare Branch all availing of the bursary in recent times.”
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