ALDI EXPANSION PLAN ANOTHER BOOST FOR MITCHELSTOWN
Mitchelstown is set to be the main distribution centre in the south for the supermarket chain Aldi. The German retail giants have unveiled plans for a significant Irish expansion with 35 new stores and 650 new jobs over the next three years.
The German-owned group is setting up its second Irish distribution centre which will be located in Mitchelstown to supply outlets in the south of the country. The former Dairygold grain store, which stood on the Mitchelstown Relief Road, has been demolished to make way for the development of a €100 million regional distribution centre. When open the centre will provide up to160 jobs for the region.
The company plans to open 35 new stores across the country over the next two years Paul Foley, Aldi UK and Ireland managing director, said the number of shoppers in its Irish stores increased by 25% in the last year and sales were up 20%.
“We are very pleased with the performance of our business in recent months and are poised to grow even further,” he said.
Thursday 13th November 5:30pm