00:00 Saturday 17 December 2011 

Aldi opens in Dunmanway creating fifteen new jobs

ALDI Stores (Ireland) opened its new store on Main Street, Dunmanway, last Thursday, 8th, creating 15 new jobs in West Cork.  

Bringing the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 90, the new Dunmanway store is Aldi's 13th to open in Co Cork, the first Aldi stores in Ireland having opened in November, 1999.  

Speaking at the store opening, Coleman Murphy, manager of Aldi Dunmanway, said: 'We are delighted to be opening our new Dunmanway store and look forward to welcoming many new customers from the local area.  We will be offering our customers a carefully-selected range of exclusive own-label brands at very competitive prices.  Our discounted prices are guaranteed week in, week out.'

Irish supply base

Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available throughout its Irish stores.  Almost 50% of all grocery sales at Aldi are generated on products bought from 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.  Local West Cork-based suppliers include Irish Yogurts of Clonakilty, who supply many of Aldi's Irish yogurts, and Freefrom Foods of Ballingeary, who supply Aldi's Lynch's Gluten-Free Bread range, which is the first supermarket offering of fresh Irish gluten-free white and brown loaves that is available nationally. 

Aldi's Irish suppliers won more titles than the suppliers of any other retailer in Ireland at both the 2010 and 2011 Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards, netting a total of 28 awards.  Aldi's Irish suppliers also performed strongly at the prestigious Great Taste Awards in London this year, picking up 21 titles, while three of Aldi's Irish cheeses received awards at the 2011 Irish Cheese Awards.

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