Latest Laois News: Aldi spend big in 2020 with Laois food and drink producers
Aldi spent €760K with Laois food and drink producers in 2020
Aldi Ireland today announced details of its continued significant contribution to County Laois’ economy and the impact of its charity partnerships across the county.
In 2020, Aldi sourced €760,000 of locally produced food and drink from Laois based suppliers. Aldi partners and has long-term relationships with two Laois producers Abbey Farm and First Ireland Spirits,
Aldi will boost its annual national spend on Irish food and drink by 17.5% in 2021 to €1BN, with further opportunities available to Laois suppliers.
Aldi to spend over €1BN with Irish suppliers in 2021
Operating three stores in Laois, Aldi employs 81 full time staff, spending €3.9M on wages annually. It is seeking to recruit 10 new employees for its Laois stores this year.
Aldi’s stores support multiple charities across Laois at a local level .Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Laois stores having donated over 37,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities.
Aldi outlines its continued positive impact on Laois’ economy
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Portarlington Men’s Shed and The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association two of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
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 Laois.”
“We have invested €23.5M in our Laois stores over the last number of years, while we sourced €760,000 of locally produced food and drink from Laois based suppliers last year. Multiple local charities have also availed of our support through our FoodCloud partnership and Community Grants initiative.”