ALDI has invested €18.5 million in Limerick stores over the last number of years, while also sourcing more than €8.5m of locally produced food and drink from suppliers last year.
The supermarket chain recently announced details of its continued significant contribution to Limerick’s economy and the impact of its charity partnerships across the county.
Aldi partners with five Limerick producers, including long-term relationships with Twomey’s Bakery and Ishka Irish Springwater.
Operating three stores in Limerick, Aldi employs 104 full time staff, spending over €3 million on wages annually.
Aldi’s stores also support multiple charities across Limerick at a local level. Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Limerick stores having donated almost 42,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Killeline Nursing Home and Milford Hospice some of the many local charities that availed of the €500 bursary grant in 2021.
“Our goal is to make a positive impact in every local community that our stores serve. Our operations and stores contribute to businesses, communities and families right across Limerick,” said Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director, Aldi Ireland.
“We have invested €18.5m in our Limerick stores over the last number of years, while we sourced more than €8.5m of locally produced food and drink from Limerick based suppliers last year. Multiple local charities have also availed of our support through our FoodCloud partnership and Community Grants initiative.”