Aldi Ireland today announced details of its continued significant contribution to Wicklow’s economy and the impact of its charity partnerships across the county.
In 2021, Aldi sourced over €6M of locally produced food and drink from Wicklow based suppliers. Aldi partners with seven Wicklow producers including long-term relationships with NutriQuick and Glenhaven Foods. Last year Aldi began working with three Wicklow suppliers for the first time, including Ballyhubbock Farm and Irish Popcorn & Snackfood Ltd.
Operating five stores in Wicklow, Aldi employs 112 full time staff, spending €3.5M on wages annually. All available opportunities can be found on the Aldi Recruitment website.
Aldi’s stores support multiple charities across Wicklow at a local level.Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Wicklow stores having donated over 26,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Arklow Cancer Support and Blessington Men’s Shed some of the many local charities that availed of the €500 bursary grant in 2021.
Commenting Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director, Aldi Ireland said: “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 Wicklow.”
“We have invested €26M in our Wicklow stores over the last number of years, while we sourced more than €6M of locally produced food and drink from Wicklow based suppliers last year. Multiple local charities have also availed of our support through our FoodCloud partnership and Community Grants initiative.”