Latest Laois Business: Big Aldi spend with Laois Producers in 2021

Latest Laois Business: Big Aldi spend with Laois Producers in 2021

Aldi points out its positive impact in local economy

Aldi Ireland today announced details of its continued significant contribution to Laois’s economy and the impact of its charity partnerships across the county. 

In 2021, Aldi sourced over €1M of locally produced food and drink from a Laois based supplier. Aldi partners with two Laois producers, Abbey Farm Foods and Boulta Agri.

Operating 3 stores in Laois, Aldi employs 86 full time staff, spending €1.6M on wages annually. All available opportunities can be found on the Aldi Recruitment website.

Aldi Nuneaton Store. 14th September 2017. Picture by Simon Hadley. Simon Hadley Photography. 07774 193699

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 28,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with LOFFA Laois Offaly Families for Autism and Portarlington Community Centre some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in 2022.

Aldi Economic Impact Report – Laois 2022 by John Hayes on Scribd

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 over €23.5M in our Laois stores over the last number of years, while we sourced more than €1M 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.”