11th December 2014
By Elaine Murphy
Aldi have opened a new store today in Ireland’s tallest building, the landmark Elysian in Cork’s city centre.
With a shop floor spanning 996m² and free customer car parking (with a purchase), the new store will be Aldi’s 18th in Co. Cork. Aldi currently operates stores at Blackrock, Blackpool, Charleville, Mayfield, Ballincollig – Westside Retail Park, Ballincollig – Main Street, Ballyphehane, Grange, Macroom, Mitchelstown, Midleton, Cobh, Mallow, Carrigtwohill, Dunmanway, Fermoy and Glanmire.
To celebrate the opening of Aldi’s new store, lucky customers will be treated to tasty treats throughout the morning, provided by some of Aldi’s Cork based suppliers. RedFM’s Red Patrollers will also be on site with plenty of games and balloons for the kids, while five lucky Aldi shoppers will have the chance to scoop €100 in Aldi shopping vouchers each.
Aldi is committed to providing Irish consumers with a quality own label grocery offering at very competitive prices, which are guaranteed week in, week out. The new store will sell a core range of approximately 1,350 own label lines across a wide spectrum of products, including fresh fruit & vegetables, fresh meat & poultry, baked goods, milk & dairy, wines & beers, cosmetics & toiletries and household supplies.
In addition to Aldi’s core range, there will be a constant flow of one-off ‘Specialbuys’ available each Thursday and Sunday at massive discounts to the market. These ‘Specialbuys’ will include electrical items, textiles, gardening and household goods.
Aldi has tripled its annual spend on Irish products over the past five years, helping maintain over 22,000 jobs across the Irish food industry. Since 2008 Aldi has almost doubled the number of Irish suppliers it works with. Over 50% of Aldi’s supplier spend is with Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers. All of Aldi’s fresh meats, fresh poultry, eggs, bread, flour, and many of its teas, coffees, soft drinks, waters and snacks come from leading Irish suppliers.
Aldi’s Irish products have a strong track record of dominating national and international food awards. Aldi is the most awarded Irish retailer in the last five years across the Great Taste Awards, Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards and the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.