ALDI Ireland has announced details of its contribution to Mayo’s economy and the impact of its charity partnerships across the county.
In its annual ALDI Economic Impact Report published today, the company said it paid more than €3 million in wages and salaries in the county and opened a new store in Ballina last year.
In 2022 ALDI sourced over €43 million of locally produced food and drink from Mayo based suppliers.
It partners with four local Mayo producers, including O’Haras Of Foxford and Carr & Sons Seafood, Killala . Last year, ALDI began working with 15 new Irish suppliers for the first time, opening opportunities for local companies to stock their local produce on the shelves of the retailer.
Operating five stores in Mayo, ALDI employs 104 full time staff in the county.
All available job opportunities in County Mayo can be found on the ALDI Recruitment website.
ALDI’s stores support multiple charities across Mayo at a local level. Each store is part of ALDI’s food waste reduction programme, with its Mayo stores having donated over 39,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities. Each store is also part of ALDI’s Community Grants network with North Mayo Horse Sanctuary and Mayo Addiction and Suicide Awareness just some of the local charities that availed of the €500 bursary grant in 2022.
In addition to donating to local charities, ALDI also supports local communities through its tree planting initiative, with a commitment to planting 1 million native Irish woodland trees across Ireland by 2025. To date, the company has planted almost 57,000 trees across Mayo.