Six Midlands ALDI Stores Receive €1m Upgrade

Portlaoise Aldi Photo Credit: Google Maps

€7.2 million will be spent nationally as part of the retrofitting programme, in 2023.

Six midlands ALDI stores have availed from a €1 million revamp.

Portlaoise, Tullamore, Edenderry, Athlone and both stores in Mullingar received energy-saving upgrades, as part of its Project Fresh over-haul.

The scheme prioritises energy-saving innovations and customer in-store experience.

€7.2 million will be spent nationally as part of the retrofitting programme, in 2023.

ALDI has invested €62 million in the roll out of Project Fresh across its stores since 2016.

The energy-saving upgrades include:

New store chiller doors to reduce refrigeration energy consumption by approximately 20%.
Latest generation CO2 refrigeration packs, which make energy savings of 18% when compared to the same store in the previous year.
LED lights, which use 60% less energy per year.
The upgrades to improve the customers shopping experience include:

Expansion of the fresh food selection, such as fruit and vegetables, by increasing chiller space capacity.
Stores have also been given a visual makeover with new floors and signage, giving a more open and premium look and feel to the POS offering and enhancing the in-store experience further.

Commenting, Colin Breslin, Managing Director Buying and Services Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be at such an advanced stage of the rollout of our Project Fresh store upgrades. We are proud to have invested €62 million in upgrading our stores since 2016, including our stores in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath, and this year we will invest €7.2 million in upgrades across the country. Reducing energy consumption is an important goal for all of us and, at ALDI, we are deeply committed to a sustainable business model, which is why we are always looking for opportunities and new ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Through initiatives like Project Fresh, we are playing our part in helping to meet the ambitions set out under the Government’s Climate Action Plan to halve emissions by 2030 and implement a carbon neutral economy by 2050. For our Laois, Offaly and Westmeath customers, it means that when they shop at ALDI, they are shopping with a business that is acutely aware of our impact on the environment. The savings that we make through a programme like Project Fresh mean we can continue to invest in our store network to improve and enhance the in-store experience for our customers and, most importantly, guarantee the freshest produce at the lowest prices.”

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