Hurling legend Henry Shefflin officially opened Aldi’s landmark 100th Irish store in Callan, Co. Kilkenny yesterday.

The opening of Aldi’s landmark 100th store in Callan also marks Stewart’s 50th project for Aldi Stores (Ireland).

Stewart began working for Aldi when they first came to Ireland in 1999 and are proud to have now completed 50 stores nationwide from their first project in Westside, Galway to Aldi Stores in all 26 counties!

Aldi Stores (Ireland) is to create 300 new jobs in Ireland within the next three years as part of an expansion programme of its Irish store network.

The expansion programme will see Aldi open 20 new stores, with each store employing 15 people.

The new stores will be located throughout the country including East Wall Road in Dublin, Greystones in Co. Wicklow, Tralee in Co. Kerry, Ballybofey in Co. Donegal and Charleville in Co. Cork.

Speaking at the opening of Aldi’s 100th Irish store in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Niall O’Connor, Group Buying Director of Aldi Stores (Ireland) said, “We are delighted to reach the milestone of opening 100 Irish stores today and would like to thank everyone who has shopped and supported us over the past 13 years. Our new multi-million euro investment underpins our ongoing commitment and support to Ireland, our customers, staff and Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers. We pledge to continue offering Irish consumers the highest quality groceries and prices that can’t be matched for many more years to come.”

Aldi has been the standout performer in the Irish grocery market in recent years, maintaining its position as the fastest growing supermarket in the country since July 2008. Aldi experienced 30.7pc growth in sales for the twelve week period leading up to St. Patrick’s Day this year, increasing its share of the Irish grocery market to approximately 6.2pc.

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