Aldi Ireland today announced details of its continued significant contribution to Wexford’s economy and the impact of its charity partnerships across the county.
In 2021, Aldi sourced over €9.5M of locally produced food and drink from Wexford based suppliers. Aldi partners with nine Wexford producers including long-term relationships with Sean Stafford Bakeries and O’Connor Nurseries. Last year Aldi began working with two Wexford suppliers for the first time, Wild about Food and The Ring of Hook Smokehouse.
Operating seven stores in Wexford, Aldi employs 185 full time staff, spending €5M on wages annually. All available opportunities can be found on the Aldi Recruitment website.
Aldi’s stores support multiple charities across Wexford at a local level. Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Wexford stores having donated over 58,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Jonah Special School and South East Animal Rescue 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 Wexford.”
“We have invested €23.5M in our Wexford stores over the last number of years, while we sourced more than €9.5M of locally produced food and drink from Wexford based suppliers last year. Multiple local charities have also availed of our support through our FoodCloud partnership and Community Grants initiative.”