The new look store
Aldi’s Kildare Town “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network.
"Aldi has committed €100m to constructing and opening 20 new stores, while Project Fresh sees Aldi invest a further €60m in revamping the layout and design of all of its 137 stores nationwide," said a spokesperson.
"The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh store design."
Featuring the new layout, Aldi’s Kildare Town store offers a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store, hi-spec fixtures and fittings and new signage that provides a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience. There are also 108 shared car parking spaces available for customers.
"The store 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," they added.
"Aldi was the second retailer in Ireland to achieve ISO 50001 accreditation in recognition of its efforts to improve energy efficiencies."
The company operates eight stores in Co. Kildare.
Aldi Kildare Town participates in Aldi’s national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The store has donated almost 20,000 meals to its charity partners to date.
Speaking at the reopening, Nikolai Haller, Store Manager at Aldi’s Kildare Town store 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.”
“Our commitment to our customers is we will never be beaten on price and will always provide the best value. Our Swap and Save campaign continues into 2019 and the goal of this campaign is to remind shoppers about the saving that can be generated by swapping their weekly shop to Aldi.”
Aldi said it is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. It is investing more than €500,000 in year two of its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme, which offers up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink producers the chance to have their products listed in Aldi’s 137 stores. Aldi also recently increased its support for small Irish suppliers by reducing its payment terms to 14 days for suppliers that transact up to €300k annually with Aldi. Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country.