There is some welcome news for the Munster region today as Aldi Stores have announced the opening of its new regional distribution centre in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, generating 160 new jobs.
The announcement brings to 460 the number of new jobs Aldi will create in Ireland over the next three years as it continues to invest in Ireland. Aldi is currently engaged in a three-year store expansion programme that will see 20 new stores open across the country resulting in 300 new jobs.
Commenting at the official opening of the new Regional Distribution Centre, Giles Hurley, Managing Director of Aldi Stores Ireland said, Aldi has a strong commitment to Ireland, the Irish producers, farmers and manufacturers that supply our own-brand grocery range and our valued customers who shop at our stores every week. As Aldi’s store network in Ireland has grown, so too has its Irish supply base, and as a result, its Irish sourced grocery range.
Over 50 percent of Aldi’s groceries are Irish sourced. Commenting, Niall O’Connor, Group Buying Director Aldi Stores (Ireland), said, Since opening our first Irish stores we have adopted a localised approach to sourcing our product range, building long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with Irish producers. Our dedicated Irish buying team is always on the look-out for companies who can produce, high quality, innovative, Irish-made products. Our door is always open to Irish producers interested in trading with Aldi.�