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Aldi creates 15 jobs at new store

DISCOUNT retailer Aldi has opened an outlet in Sandyford in south Dublin, creating 15 new jobs.

The supermarket chain, which now has 85 stores in Ireland, opened the outlet at The Boulevard at Rockbrook, opposite the Stillorgan Luas stop.

Aldi has expanded rapidly since it launched its first premises in Ireland in 1999.

Rod Harte, manager of Aldi Sandyford, said: "Buying fresh, quality Irish foods in Sandyford just got easier thanks to the opening of our new Aldi store. Each Aldi store we have opened so far has been a fantastic success and we are looking forward to serving the local Sandyford community."

A statement said: "Almost 50pc of all grocery sales at Aldi are generated on products bought from Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers. All of Aldi's fresh meats, fresh poultry, eggs, bread, flour, and many of its teas, coffees, soft drinks, waters and snacks come from leading Irish suppliers."