Over 50 jobs created as Lidl opens new stores

Lidl, Ireland’s Number 1 discount retailer will open three new stores this month, creating over fifty positions across the three new stores in Galway, Cork and Donegal. This announcement will see Lidl open its 140th Irish store and brings its total number of employees to over 3,400.

The three new stores in Doughiska, Cork City Centre and Letterkenny will open on Thursday, 27th February. Over fifty staff have been recruited from the localities to service the three new stores.

Each new store boasts of a new in-store bakery delivering delicious freshly baked breads and pastries on a daily basis. Opening day celebrations at each new store, includes a great range of special offers and plenty of fun activities, such as the Lidl Wheel of Fortune giving customers the chance to win €50 shopping vouchers.

Aoife Clarke, Head of Communications commented: “The excitement is building as we prepare to open our three new stores in Galway, Cork and Donegal. These new openings bring to 140 the number of Lidl stores in Ireland and reinforces our ongoing commitment to offering customers across Ireland top quality products at market-leading prices every day. With daily freshly baked breads and pastries and a wide variety of food and non-food items, there is something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming our new customers in store”.

Customers can register for our weekly newsletter via www.lidl.ie to get a preview of each week’s special offers and we’ll also have a selection of mouth watering recipes in store from our brand ambassador chef Paul Flynn.

Lidl is committed to working with its growing number of over 160 Irish suppliers to bring the best of local produce to its network of 140 stores throughout all 26 counties. Since 2009, Lidl has trebled its annual spend on Irish products and this growth is set to continue with further development planned for this year.

For further information on Lidl, its products and any career opportunities please visit www.lidl.ie. Store opening times are Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00 and Sunday: 09.30 to 20.00.

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