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Last Updated on 31st May, 2024

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About Aldi

  • ALDI was voted as the most sustainable supermarket in Ireland according to the Ireland RepTrak® Sustainability Index 2023.
  • ALDI Ireland employs 4,650 people and operates a network of 161 stores across the country, with stores in each county in the Republic of Ireland. 
  • ALDI plans to on expand its store network in Dublin, resulting in an investment of €73 million in 11 new stores with the creation of 350 new full-time jobs over five years.
  • ALDI Ireland increased its hourly pay rates for store colleagues from 1st February 2023, maintaining its position as Ireland’s best paying supermarket. ALDI pays all store assistants up to €16.90 an hour, with a market leading entry rate of €14.80 an hour.
  • ALDI currently stocks over 1,800 products and works with over 330 Irish suppliers. In addition to this, ALDI has invested more than €10 million in its Grow with ALDI supplier development programme since 2018, which provides an opportunity to Irish food and drink companies to gain a listing in ALDI’s 161 stores. 
  • ALDI works closely with a number of national charities including Barnardos, FoodCloud, and the Irish Cancer Society. To date, ALDI has donated almost 3.5 million meals to FoodCloud, equating to a saving of over 1.4 million kgs of food from going to waste. This also benefits the environment with an equivalent saving of 4.6 million kgs of CO2.
  • ALDI has pledged to raise €2 million by 2024 for charity partner Barnardos to help support vulnerable children and families across Ireland. To date, over €1.6 million has been raised for Barnardos since partnering in November 2020.
  • ALDI partners with local communities and charities across Ireland in donating Community Grants each year to help fund local causes and will have donated over €620,500 to more than 1,000 local charities through the programme to date.
  • ALDI is the official fresh food partner of the IRFU and sponsor of ALDI Play Rugby, a programme that encourages school children to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
  • ALDI is a verified member of Bord Bia’s national sustainability programme Origin Green, Ireland’s pioneering food and drink sustainability programme.
  • ALDI was named as Battery and WEEE Champion at the 2023 Pakman Awards for its efforts to increase battery and electrical take-back for recycling, as well as for raising awareness of the need to recycle this waste stream. ALDI is proud to be the leading retailer for collecting used batteries in the Irish market, collecting a total of 666 tonnes to date – the equivalent to 33.3 million AA batteries.
  • ALDI also received the Silver Plastic Pledge award at the 2023 Pakman awards, reflecting its commitment to reducing plastic packaging across its supply chain.
  • ALDI Ireland won the Partnership with Charity – Multinational Company Award and the Communication – Multinational Company Award at the 2023 Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards in recognition of its charity partnership with Barnardos and its Corporate Responsibility strategy, ‘Tackling Food Poverty: An ALDI and Barnardos approach’.
  • ALDI was awarded Gold in the Social Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year category at the All-Ireland Sustainability Awards in 2023.
  • ALDI has achieved Business in the Community Ireland’s Business Working Responsibly mark, one of the leading independently audited standards for CSR and Sustainability certification in Ireland.
  • ALDI was awarded the Investors in Diversity Bronze accreditation in 2023, by the Irish centre for Diversity.
  • ALDI is the first supermarket to be awarded Ibec’s esteemed ‘The KeepWell Mark’ for its Irish store, warehouse, and office locations.
  • ALDI was awarded the title of Best Customer Experience Retail – Instore at the 2023 Customer Experience Awards.
  • ALDI was awarded Ireland’s Discounter of the Year at the 2023 National Grocery Retail Awards, as well as ALDI Adamstown being awarded the title of Discount Store of the Year.
  • ALDI was announced as Gluten Free Retailer of the Year at the 2023 FreeFrom Food Awards.