25 February 2016
By Elaine Murphy
Lidl Ireland today (25th February 2016) celebrated the opening of its new store in Glanmire, Co. Cork, following five months of construction. Representing a multi-million euro investment into the locality by the retailer, the state-of-the-art building measures nearly 24,000 square feet and stands at eight and a half metres high. This latest opening will employ 22 people from the area, bringing the total number of Lidl stores in Ireland to 145 and the number of employees to over 3,980.
Boasting a brand new architectural design and spacious layout incorporating wider aisles and a larger bakery, as well as improved staff and customer facilities, the state-of-the-art building incorporates new design concepts for Lidl stores in Ireland. The innovative lean orientated design also features high spec operational facilities to maximise efficiency and streamline processes which will allow staff to spend more time in a customer facing role, further improving the customer shopping experience. The new store will also ensure a greater focus on energy efficiency with a reduction of around 20 – 30% on standard electricity costs via features like an energy efficient heating system.
Speaking about the opening of the new concept store in Glanmire, Cork, Seamus Hogan Sales Operation Manager, said: “It’s exciting for us to be celebrating this milestone in Cork with the opening of our new store in Glanmire. This state-of-the-art design will allow us to streamline our processes and enhance our customer shopping experience even further while still offering top quality products at market-leading prices.”
Lidl Ireland is committed to working with its growing number of over 180 Irish suppliers to bring the best of fresh, local produce to its network of 145 stores throughout Ireland. In 2014, Lidl invested €300 million in sourcing Irish products.