Aldi Dooradoyle new €11.5 million store to create up to 80 jobs
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald
Aldi has unveiled plans to build a new €11.5 million store in Dooradoyle, creating 50 jobs during the construction period and up to 30 permanent positions once the store opens.
The new Aldi Dooradoyle store will be built on a previously unused greenfield site on Dooradoyle Road and is due to open at the end of 2024.
The 1,315sq. metre store will be powered by 100% green electricity, supported by 90sq, metres of solar panels on its roof, and will feature Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh layout. The store will also feature a unique grass roof.
The new Aldi Dooradoyle will have four electric vehicle charging points, along with 10 bike parking spaces. There will also be 95 free-to-use car parking spaces for customers.
After undertaking a study of shoppers and people living in the Dooradoyle area before announcing the new store, Aldi revealed that nine out of ten shoppers said that having an Aldi store in the town would mean better value grocery shopping.
84% of shoppers surveyed also said that they were happy to hear the news of a new store opening and that it would encourage them to shop in the locality.
The survey also revealed that 84% of shoppers agreed that having a store in the local area would save them time and money.
In the survey, seven in ten said that they didn’t think there were enough options in the area for grocery shopping at present.
Colin Breslin, Regional Managing Director, Aldi Ireland said, “Our research shows the demand from Dooradoyle shoppers for a new Aldi store is very strong.
“Every new Aldi store that opens brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.
“We understand customers are always looking for more sustainable ways to shop with us, and our Dooradoyle customers can rest assured our new store will feature several green features including solar panels on the roof, 100% green electricity and electric vehicle charging points.”
Earlier this year, Aldi was granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála to open its fourth Limerick store on Roches St in Limerick City. The store is set to open in mid-2023.
100 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the Roches St store, with 35 permanent roles starting when the shop opens.
The Aldi stores in Limerick have donated over 41,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the organizations nearly €52,000.
Each of Aldi’s Limerick stores is part of Aldi’s Community Grants network. Some of the charities that avail of the €500 bursary grant in recent years are Limerick Animal Welfare, Butterfly Club, and ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services.
Aldi is also partnered with six innovative food and drink producers in Limerick, spending €9.5 million with them last year.
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