Business Irish

Sunday 15 December 2019

Supermarket Aldi to create 450 new jobs


SUPERMARKET Aldi is to create 450 new jobs across its network of stores.

The jobs include managerial roles and staff for new and existing shops and it expands across the country.

It hopes to fill the roles by the end of the year.

Recent figures from Kantar World Panel, showed Aldi had an 8pc of the Irish market - up 22pc on a year ago in a very competitive market.

It already has over 100 stores across Ireland and employs about 2,500 people.

Niall O'Connor, managing director of Aldi in Mitchelstown, Cork, said attractive packages are being offered for new staff.

"The financial and benefits packages we offer are extremely competitive, with our average hourly rates some 30pc above the industry norm," he said.

"We also have one the highest staff satisfaction and retention rates in the industry, with many of our team still with us from our earliest days in Ireland."

Along with Lidl, the cut-price supermarkets now control more than a 17pc share of Ireland's multibillion-euro grocery market.

Despite rivals eating into its share, Tesco remains the most powerful multiple with more than 26pc of the grocery business, followed by SuperValu on more than 25pc and Dunnes Stores on nearly 22pc.





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