About Us


Let's Introduce Ourselves

We're bursting with pride here at Aldi Ireland. We’re one of the country’s fastest-growing supermarket chains, and one of the most awarded retailers at the Irish Quality Food Awards, the Great Taste Awards and the Blas na hÉireann awards. We currently have 142 stores, and ambitious plans to open many more (you’ll also find thousands of Aldi stores across the world from Germany and Hungary, to Switzerland and Slovenia).

But, without the hard work and commitment of our people, it would be very different. Which is why we’re dedicated to being the best supermarket employer in Ireland.

Our pay and benefits are amongst the highest in the sector, and we’re renowned for our training programmes. But it’s about much more than that. So many of our people have fallen in love with our ethos, the way we do business, and everything that we stand for. We’re getting things right, and you could be part of it.


It's been an incredible journey

It’s 1913 and a small grocery store opens in Essen, Germany. There at the counter stands Anna Albrecht. Over time she’s joined by her two little boys Karl and Theo.

By the 1930s, the family business is well established but the Great Depression makes things extremely difficult. Time for some Aldi bold thinking.

In a smart move, the Albrechts acquire a liquor licence, gaining an advantage over their competitors.

They also let their customers buy goods on account and pay later. This results in huge customer loyalty.

In 1947, they reveal another string to their bow: liquid soap which doesn’t need a ration coupon. They were the only retailers for kilometres who stocked this.

The business wasn’t just surviving now – all these strategies send their turnover soaring.

In 1946, Karl and Theo take over the business, and in 1954 they make history by opening their first self-service store in Essen-Schonnebeck. It’s a first in Germany.

By 1960, the brothers own 300 stores, and decide to split the operation into Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud (which now operate independently).

In 1962, they decide to think of a name. They come up with ‘Aldi’, short for Albrecht Discount.

Aldi Sud are operating in Hungary, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Slovenia and, in 1999, the business arrives in Ireland. Customers are amazed to see a true example of ‘no frills’ shopping.

This business model keeps working brilliantly. With award-winning products and continued growth, we’re going from strength to strength.


Did you know... in 2019, our suppliers won an amazing 29 awards at the prestigious Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards. Congratulations to our Irish suppliers on their amazing success.



Where are we?

There are new stores (and store extensions) opening all the time. But right now, the picture looks something like this. Ireland is divided up into 2 Aldi regions. Each region has its own Head Office led by a Managing Director, a group of Directors and dedicated team of Administrators. Importantly, each region also has its own Regional Distribution Centre (or RDC) which takes care of the flow of goods, ensuring that our customers get all their favourite products on time.



    • Naas

      Opening in 2004, Aldi’s first Regional Distribution Centre in Ireland was located in County Kildare. All of our stores nationwide were serviced by this centre until demand and growth required the introduction of the Mitchelstown Regional Distribution Centre in September 2013.

    • Mitchelstown

      Further south, a second Regional Distribution Centre, located in Mitchelstown, North Cork, opened in September 2013.

  • United Kingdom

    • Aldi entered the UK market in the year 1990. We have 11 Distribution Centres across the UK with 50 - 100 stores in each region. Aldi is one of the fastest-growing grocery retailers in the UK and is also a regular contender for the top spot in The Times Top 100 ‘Best Graduate Employers’.

  • Germany

    • Back in 1961, the Albrecht brothers split the business into two groups: Aldi Nord (North) and Aldi Süd (South). The latter (which includes Aldi UK and Ireland) consists of over 5,000 stores. Did you know that Aldi Süd was the first big retailer in Europe to ban eight pesticides that were found hazardous to bees?

  • America

    • In 1976, one year after our 500th Aldi South store opened, Aldi US officially launched. We now have 1,500 stores across 34 states, plus recent expansion into California. This is where we initially launched our new concept store called ‘Aldi Food Market’ with fresh food and extensive chilled ranges at the heart of the offer.

  • Australia

    • Opened in 2001, we’ve got 400 stores serviced by 6 Distribution Centres. 91% of Aldi Australia’s fresh fruit and veg are grown within the country. Now that’s some sustainable sourcing. We were also the first Australian supermarket to join the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) which ensures more ethical practices in our supply chain.

  • Hong Kong

    • Not many people know we’re in Asia, but here we are. In 2012, we opened the Corporate Responsibility Unit Asia in Hong Kong. Not only does it realise our CR goals in the continent, it also helps to forge closer relationships with our suppliers.

  • Austria

    • We opened our doors in 1968. We’ve got 457 stores, 7 Distribution Centres and over 9,000 employees. Plus, we have 237 home-grown organic products and environmentally friendly cleaning products in our range. And, as of the beginning of 2016, we’ve been operating entirely carbon-neutral.

  • Switzerland

    • Opened in 2005, we’ve got 180 stores, 3 distribution centres and 2,410 employees. The first new store triggered a rush of bargain-hunters in one of the world’s most expensive countries. The car park at Altenrhein was full within 30 minutes!

  • Slovenia

    • Just like our Swiss stores, we opened in 2005. Although smaller in scale – we still have 78 stores, 1 distribution centre and over 1,300 employees. The stores carry around 700 food lines, including typical Slovenian products.

  • Hungary

    • We threw our doors open in 2008, across 107 stores, 1 Distribution Centre and with the help of over 1,800 employees. So far, we’ve won two ‘Superbrands’ awards (2014 and 2016). These awards recognise quality retailing in Hungary.


Plenty to Polish

Our Awards

We work incredibly hard to do a great job for our people and our customers. Over the years, we’ve won all kinds of accolades and added many awards to our trophy cabinet.

Graduate Recruitment Awards

At the 2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards we won the ‘Student Voice’ winner for Retail in 2019. We also picked up the silver award for Best Student Marketing Campaign. We’re proud to retain this award for the last 2 years in a row.

Ireland’s Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers

Aldi has featured in gradireland's Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers for over ten years.

Times Top 100

This list, published by the Times, details the top graduate employers. In 2018 we were incredibly chuffed to be placed at no. 3, for the second year running.


Corporate Responsibility

Being rather modest, we tend to keep the great things we do for our customers, our people and the environment behind closed doors. But, if you would like to know more, you can check out www.aldirecruitment.ie/corporate-social-responsibility to see what we’re up to right now.

Our Responsibilities

Every day, we work hard to ensure we’re fairer to farmers, supporting great causes, inspiring customers to be healthy, and sourcing sustainable products. These are all part of our 5 Corporate Responsibility Principles.

Our Customers

Without our customers, we wouldn’t get very far. Which is why we put them at the heart of everything we do. From tackling campylobacter through to a range of customer-focused initiatives, we’re giving back to the people who support us most.

Our Supply Chain

We truly value our suppliers. So we put them first in all of our sourcing activities. From ensuring fair labour practices through to our sustainable sourcing, we’re also making sure our suppliers look after their people and the environment.

Our Environment

We’re dedicated to improving Aldi’s environmental impact in 4 key areas: lowering our carbon footprint, reducing the impact of our refrigerants, boosting our energy efficiency, and reducing, reusing and recycling our waste. Because it’s responsible.

Our People

Even with high-quality yet affordable products, one asset stands above all else. Our people. It’s why we create friendly, cooperative workplaces, and provide the opportunities, pay and benefits they deserve.

Our Community

Aldi’s part of communities throughout the country. So from charity partnerships to food donations, we’re giving a lot back to people in our local areas. And with international activities like Farm Africa, we’re also helping people across the world.

Learn more

We tend to keep the great things we do for our customers, our people and the environment behind closed doors. But if you want to know more, you can discover everything great we’re up to by visiting our main Corporate Responsibility page.


Our Grow with Aldi programme in partnership with Bord Bia, is one we’re particularly proud of, offering new and upcoming Irish food and drink suppliers the golden opportunity to supply our 142 stores nationwide!


Did you know…With 142 of our stores teaming up with FoodCloud, we’ve had 38,402 donations, over 1.8 million meals donated, and we are working with over 260 charity partners in Ireland!


Get the Lowdown

If you’d rather flick through the pages of a brochure, than scroll through a website, we’ve put all the key information you need right here.



Equality Diversity and Inclusion

At Aldi, we believe that understanding, respecting and valuing the uniqueness of our employees and customers makes us stronger. That’s why we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our diverse teams foster creativity and innovation and help us achieve more together. Aldi is committed to ensuring the equality of opportunity for all of our employees and job applicants. We value diversity and are dedicated to treating all of our employees and prospective employees fairly and with respect. We do not discriminate and ensure that everyone is treated equally, in accordance with the law and as an individual, irrespective of age, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, family status, religion or membership of the Traveller community.

Aldi does not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying under any circumstances. Our Equal Opportunities and Prevention of Discrimination policy forms part of the contractual obligations of all employees, and every employee has a responsibility to adhere to this policy. We strive to ensure that the working environment of all Aldi employees is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty, a medical condition or other need, which you feel may affect your performance in the selection process, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to our processes. If you would like to request support with your application then please contact our dedicated careers team on 1800 991 828 or email Recruitment@aldi.ie.

So then, confident you could be our next star? Then we’d love to hear from you. This is where you can showcase your talents.