Aldi unveils its revamped Cobh “Future Store” as part of €60m investment

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Opening of newly renovated Aldi in Cobh.
Picture. John Allen

Aldi’s new Cobh “Future Store” today reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store extended and completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €60m Project Fresh investment.

The newly refurbished Future Store has received a full-make over and features an exciting new layout, including a new in-store fresh bakery. There is 40% more fridge space, a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store and new signage that provides a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience. The shop floor size has been increased by almost 50% to 1,254m² and there are 92 free customer car parking spaces available.

Since first opening its Cobh store in October 2008, Aldi has become an established part of the town’s retail landscape, proving very popular with local shoppers for bringing greater competition, choice and value for money to Cobh.

The day was filled with family fun and festivities, with Red FM’s Red Patrollers providing entertainment and music for the kids and free product sampling. Five lucky Aldi shoppers also scooped €100 each in Aldi shopping vouchers.

Opening of newly renovated Aldi in Cobh.
Picture. John Allen

Speaking at the reopening, Eoin Desmond, Manager at Aldi’s Cobh store said, “Following extensive refurbishment work over the past weeks, we are delighted to reopen our new Future Store. The whole Aldi team is looking forward to welcoming customers from the locality, both existing and new. The revamped Future Store is much larger and we are confident that our customers will find it provides a more enjoyable and spacious shopping experience. Each week, more and more Irish families are visiting our stores, making huge savings on their weekly shopping bill.”

Project Fresh will see Aldi invest €60m in revamping the layout and design of all 129 Aldi stores nationwide. 29 stores will be redeveloped by the end of 2017.

Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. In 2016 Aldi spent over €700 million with Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers. Over 50% of Aldi’s sales come from products sourced from Irish based suppliers. Aldi recently increased its support for small Irish suppliers by reducing its payment terms to 14 days for suppliers that transact up to €300k annually with Aldi.