New Aldi store opens its doors in Graiguenamanagh, creating 20 new jobs
SHOPPERS in Graiguenamanagh flocked to the new Aldi store that opened its doors this morning.
A total of 20 new jobs have been created with the opening of the Aldi ‘Project Fresh’ store in the county Kilkenny town.
The new store opening also provided a very welcome boost for Graiguenamanagh Abbey Hall as Aldi donated €5,000 to help support this vital local amenity for the benefit of the local community.
The Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, officially opened the store as Aldi’s Graiguenamanagh Store Manager David Rossiter welcomed customers who had queued from early to see inside the new store.
Cllr Cleere said: “Aldi opening their doors this morning is a major boost for the area. Aldi coming to Graiguenamanagh will be a huge help to those who have to travel out of town to do their shopping, meaning that more money will stay in Graiguenamanagh, with shoppers in turn picking up extras in the town centre.”
He added: “This is very much a ‘win-win’ situation for Graiguenamanagh, as Aldi has made significant contributions to the access area around Well Lane, including new public lighting, tarmac and railings which will be a huge and welcome addition to the town. I would like to wish Aldi the very best of luck with their new store.”
Featuring Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,140m², 93 free car parking spaces, wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
The Graiguenamanagh store is Aldi’s fourth store in county Kilkenny. The supermarket chain now has a total of 136 stores in Ireland.
Aldi’s Kilkenny stores are heavily involved with their local communities, donating surplus food daily to local charitable organisations as part of Aldi’s partnership with FoodCloud. Aldi’s Kilkenny stores have donated more than 29,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud, saving charities over €40,000.
The new store is part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network. Aldi has committed €100m to constructing and opening 20 new stores by the end of 2019, while Project Fresh sees Aldi invest a further €60m in revamping the layout and design of all its 136 stores nationwide.