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Lidl Ireland Announces €1.6bn Spend On Irish Suppliers In 2023

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Lidl Ireland Announces €1.6bn Spend On Irish Suppliers In 2023

Lidl Ireland spent more than €1.6 billion on goods and services from Irish businesses and suppliers in 2023.

The news was published in Lidl’s Supplier and Business Partner Impact Report, highlighting the retailer’s positive impact on the Irish economy.

The discount retailer spent €1.1 billion on goods from the Irish agri-food industry, and a further €500 million on services from Irish businesses.

The report also found that, of the €1.1 billion worth of goods, €800 million stayed within Lidl Ireland’s operations, to be sold through its local store network.

More than €300 million was exported internationally, showcasing Irish products on the global market.


Services procured by Lidl Ireland include its long-standing partnership with Castlebar’s Structural Design Solutions (SDS) Limited, which has assisted in the retailer’s Irish expansion plans.

The partnership, spanning almost 20 years, has enabled SDS to open a UK office to serve Lidl GB and a new office in Spain.

‘Economic Growth’

The Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Neale Richmond, welcomed the findings of the report.

Richmond said, “Lidl sets an example for the retail industry by showcasing the importance of strong local partnerships as a driver of economic growth in Ireland.”

JP Scally, the chief executive of Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, expressed his pride at the retailer’s support for local businesses, and reiterated its commitment to supporting Irish suppliers.


“This record investment is a huge driver of economic growth,” Scally said. “This report demonstrates our commitment in supporting of entire network of local businesses to grow, develop, and enjoy success.”

Kickstart Development Programme

Alongside the established supplier network, Lidl Ireland is committed to supporting small and medium-sized home-grown businesses through its Kickstart Development Programme, supported by Bord Bia.

The programme aims to advance the products of up-and-coming Irish producers by offering support from dedicated experts within the company.

Now in its eighth year, Lidl has invested €8.5 million into growing more than 150 Irish businesses across the island.

Applications for this year’s development programme are now open until 29 February.


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