Aldi has opened its new store in Newbridge in Co Kildare as it continues its expansion nationwide.

The new Newbridge shop will create 20 permanent jobs in the local area and is Aldi's ninth to open in Co Kildare.

The supermarket group said it supports a variety of food and drink producers across Co Kildare and spent €30m with its Kildare producers in 2020.

It partners with 14 food and drink producers across the county.

Aldi employs over 4,650 people and operates a network of 149 stores across the country, with stores in each county in the Republic of Ireland.