A ‘fresh’ start: Aldi unveils new, greener store in Kilkenny
By COLIN BARTLEY
INTERNATIONAL retail giant Aldi has just thrown open the doors of a state-of-the-art and greener supermarket to Kilkenny consumers.
Aldi’s Hebron Road store in the city has undergone an extensive redevelopment as part of the group’s “Project Fresh” initiative. This has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network.
The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover and will be powered by 100% green electricity. Aldi has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems and its entire store network is now powered by 100% wind-generated energy.
The new store layout features hi-spec fixtures and fittings and new signage that provides a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience. There are also 100 car parking spaces available for customers.
Speaking at the reopening, Jacek Kosinski, Store Manager at Aldi Hebron Road Kilkenny said: “The Project Fresh revamp of our store is great news for shoppers. Its new spacious design makes for a very easy and enjoyable shop.
“Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. It has invested more than €1,000,000 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 stores.”
Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country.
Owen Martin says:
It is impossible to power the Aldi store with 100% wind energy.
The store will be powered with grid energy. Which means mostly fossil fuel.