Aldi open 129th Irish store in Co Clare, creating 15 new jobs.

Supermarket chain Aldi have opened their 129th Irish store in Co. Clare creating 15 new jobs. The latest branch of the German retailer, is based in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

Aldi opened their first Irish store 18 years ago with the first store opening in November 1999.

Speaking at the official opening on Friday, Declan Coyne Manager of the new Ennistymon store, said: “We are delighted to open our new Ennistymon store and look forward to welcoming many new customers from the local area.

“Aldi has grown in popularity across Ireland in recent years and we are pleased to make the quality, value and variety of our product ranges available to more people throughout Co. Clare.”

Aldi used the new store launch to highlight their commitment to Irish suppliers. 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 the retailer’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.