ALDI Ireland has confirmed that it will open a new €7 million store in Moyross, following confirmation of planning permission from Limerick City and County Council.
The store on the Knockalisheen Road is scheduled to open in mid-2024, creating up to 30 permanent jobs, while up to 50 jobs will be supported during the construction period.
It will be the German retailer’s fifth outlet in Limerick, with existing stores in Newcastle West, Castletroy and Childers Road in Limerick City, as well as a store in Roches Street which is due to open in mid-2023.
The 1,315 square metre store will be fully powered by electricity from renewable sources with 90 square metres of solar panels on the roof. There will be 117 car and ten bicycle parking spaces as well as four electric vehicle charging points.
Aldi Ireland managing director Colin Breslin said they were delighted to receive planning permission for the new store in Moyross as it would provide further opportunities for local food and drink producers.
“Last year alone, we sourced €8.6 million of locally produced food and drink from County Limerick-based suppliers. Aldi partners with five innovative food and drink producers across Limerick, and is committed to growing its Irish supply base further and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores.
“We are also committed to supporting the local community. To date, our Limerick stores have donated almost 42,000 meals to local charities through FoodCloud, saving them more than €52,000.
“Each store is also part of ALDI’s Community Grants network, with Killeline Nursing Home in Newcastle West and Milford Hospice some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years,” Mr Breslin added.