A TOTAL of 20 new jobs were created in Skibbereen with the opening of a new Aldi store last Thursday.
It is Aldi’s 21st store in Cork and brings the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 127. The first Aldi store in Ireland opened in November 1999.
To celebrate the opening of the new store, Aldi served up tasty treats throughout the day. All samples were prepared using Aldi products, many of which are sourced from Irish suppliers.
The store manager is Peter Mullins and suppliers from the local area include Bandon Co-op, which supplies Aldi’s creamy butter, Irish Yogurts of Clonakilty, which supplies Aldi’s multi-award winning Specially Selected Duneen Irish Yogurt range and Carbery of Ballineen, which supplies cheese to Aldi.
In the last five years Aldi has recruited over 70 new Irish suppliers, meaning Aldi now partners with more than 175 Irish producers. Over 50% of Aldi’s supplier spend is now 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 are provided by leading Irish suppliers.