Aldi’s Ennistymon store wins national top award

Aldi’s Ennistymon store wins national top award


Aldi’s Ennistymon store has scooped the Best New Store Build award  – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Aldi’s Ennistymon store has scooped the Best New Store Build award at the annual Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards.

The judging panel of retail industry experts awarded the accolade to Aldi Ennistymon in recognition of its innovative design and layout.

Featuring Aldi’s exciting new “Project Fresh” design, the store opened in April of this year.  Boasting wider aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings, it features 40% more chiller space, a wide selection of fresh food at the front of the store and new signage that provides a more efficient and hassle-free shopping experience.

Commenting on the award win, Store Manager Declan Coyne said, “The whole Aldi Ennistymon team is delighted that our store has won a national award for its outstanding design. As an Aldi ‘Project Fresh’ store it has been developed to provide our customers with the most enjoyable shopping experience possible.  Our customers’ reaction to the design has been very positive.”

The Checkout National Supplier Awards acknowledge best-in-class logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, store fitouts, utility providers, facilities management and merchandising teams – in essence, the suppliers ‘behind the scenes’ that make Ireland’s retail industry one of the most competitive in the world.

Aldi is currently engaged in a €100m new store opening programme that will see 20 new stores open between 2017 and 2019 creating 400 new jobs.  Aldi is also investing €60m in revamping and refurbishing its existing stores nationwide, introducing its “Project Fresh” design and layout.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.