EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: West; Border, Midland and Western
Location of affected unit(s): Galway and Mayo


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores
Number Employed: 4650

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-09-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2022
Foreseen End Date: 01-09-2024
Planned Job Creation: 140

Additional Information

German supermarket chain Aldi is to create 140 new jobs in the west of Ireland over the next 2 years. The company is to open six new stores in Galway and Mayo and upgrade four of its existing stores in Galway as part of a new expansion. Some of the new stores are already complete. Recruitment will begin in early 2023.

Aldi currently employs over 4,650 people in Ireland and operates a network of 152 stores across the country. The company also offers its employee a living wage of a minimum of €12.90.

Previous business expansions were recorded in the ERM database in 2021, with 1,050 jobs created (ALDI-2021-IE), and in 2019, with 500 jobs created (ALDI-2019-IE).