Lidl Ireland has re-opened its renovated store in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
The store has undergone an extensive modernisation and will create four new jobs in the local community, bringing the total number of those employed at the Mitchelstown store to 21.
The discounter said that this brings an investment of over €7.6 million to the local community.
Cork and Mitchelstown footballer Cathail O'Mahony, Stephen Hegarty, Sales Operations Manager and Joe Moynihan, Store Manager, were there to officially open the store.
The refurbished 1,420 square metre shop floor features larger aisles, higher ceilings and a bakery area with freshly baked breads and pastries.
Furthermore, the Mitchelstown store has PV solar panels, and includes improved carpark facilities with enhanced car park lighting, and additional disabled and parent & child parking spaces.
Commenting on the opening of Lidl Mitchelstown store, manager Joe Moynihan said, “We are beyond delighted to finally open the doors of our Mitchelstown store and welcome customers to experience the new features and the same great value.
"The team have worked exceptionally hard to have the store ready and as its a few weeks away from Christmas, it is certainly set to be a busy period. We look forward to welcoming shoppers to the new state of the art store,” he added.
Advancing Lidl Ireland’s community-focused objectives under its 'A Better Tomorrow' corporate social responsibility programme, and to mark the store opening, the team at Lidl Mitchelstown donated €1,000 in Lidl vouchers to the Cope Foundation.