Let's go!...Pictured are the staff from Aldi Dunshaughlin. Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

Aldi opens in Dunshaughlin with 25 new jobs created

Aldi today opened it's 148th Irish outlet with the opening of a new store in Dunshaughlin and with it creating 25 permanent jobs in the local area.

Located on Lagore Road close to the town centre, the store was officially opened by Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, TD. The new store is Aldi’s seventh to open in County Meath.

The new store features Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, a shop floor spanning 1,152m², wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings. There are also 91 car park spaces available to customers in Dunshaughlin, along with fifteen bicycle rack stands.

There will also be nine electric vehicle-charging points for customers, two of which will be accessible spaces. The German retailer has also invested in ventilation heat recovery, which will be used to power underfloor heating, in addition to solar panel energy.

Speaking at the store opening, Daniel Groome, Aldi Dunshaughlin Store Manager said: “Our new Dunshaughlin store is fantastic news for local shoppers! The spacious design means it is easier for customers to pick up what they need, and our aim is to ensure the very best customer shopping experience. From all the staff here at the new store, we hope everyone has a chance to pop in an avail of our great savings and pick up some of our award-winning products at unbeatable prices!”

Welcoming Aldi’s arrival in Dunshaughlin, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD said: “The last 18 months has been very challenging for our retail sector so it’s great to see Aldi show the confidence to continue to invest in Ireland and open new stores. Aldi’s new Dunshaughlin store is a fantastic addition to the town and I’ve no doubt will play a central role in the retail fabric of the town for years to come.”

“Aldi staff, like all retail workers in Ireland, really stepped up when it mattered most over the past 18 months providing an essential service to their local communities. I would like to thank them for their dedication and their remarkable contribution during the pandemic.”

According to an Aldi spokesperson the company has made a capital investment of over €45 million in Meath and currently employs 186 full-time staff across the county. Aldi is seeking to recruit 65 new employees for its Meath stores this year, including 34 permanent positions.

Aldi’s existing stores across Meath are deeply involved in their local communities. To date, the Meath stores have donated almost 54,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving the charities more than €68,100. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Blood Bikes East just one of several charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.

To mark the occasion of the Dunshaughlin store opening Aldi has announced it is planting 37,700 trees in Ashbourne.

The new Aldi Dunshauglin store opening hours are:

Mon to Fri: 09:00 - 22:00

Sat: 09:00 - 21:00

Sun: 10:00 - 21:00