Aldi Stores (Ireland) today (Thursday, August 23, 2012) opened a new store on the Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, creating 15 new jobs.
Bringing the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 96, the new Carrick-on-Shannon store is Aldi’s first in Co Leitrim, the first Aldi stores in Ireland having opened in November 1999.
Speaking at the store opening, Nicola Mulvihill, Manager of Aldi Carrick-on-Shannon said, “Buying fresh, quality Irish foods in Carrick-on-Shannon just got easier thanks to the opening of our new Aldi store. Each Aldi store we have opened so far has been a fantastic success and we are looking forward to serving the local Carrick-on-Shannon community.”
Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available throughout its Irish stores. Over 50% of all grocery sales at Aldi are generated on products bought from Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers. All of Aldi’s fresh meats, fresh poultry, eggs, bread, flour, and many of its teas, coffees, soft drinks, waters and snacks come from leading Irish suppliers.
Aldi’s Irish suppliers won more titles than the suppliers of any other retailer in Ireland at both the 2010 and 2011 Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards, netting a total of 28 awards. Aldi also performed strongly at the prestigious 2012 Great Taste Awards in London, picking up a total of 47 titles, 29 of which were for products sourced from Irish suppliers. The performance builds on Aldi’s successful tally of 23 Great Taste Awards in 2011 and means that Aldi has now achieved more product award wins than any other Irish retailer in the past three years. In addition, three of Aldi’s Irish cheeses received awards at the 2011 Irish Cheese Awards. For the second year running, Aldi was named Ireland’s leading fresh food discounter at the 2012 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards.