Lidl Unveil First Of 'New Concept Stores' in Ireland
Lidl Ireland launched its very first ‘new concept’ store in Gorey, Co Wexford, today (Thursday 1 Oct), following five and a half months of construction.
Representing a multi-million euro investment into the locality by the retailer, the state-of-the-art building is the largest Lidl store in Ireland and the first of its kind to be built in the country.
This latest opening will see the store team grow to 27, bringing the total number of Lidl stores in Ireland to 143 and the number of employees to over 3,800.
Boasting a brand new architectural design and spacious layout incorporating a bigger warehouse, wider aisles, as well as improved staff and customer facilities, the state-of-the-art building represents the future of 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 40 – 50% on standard electricity costs via features like a SMART lighting system and an energy efficient heating system.
Speaking about the launch of Lidl’s ‘new concept’ store, Niall Murray, Regional Director, Lidl Ireland, said: “Having recently celebrated our fifteenth birthday here in Ireland, it’s exciting for us to be celebrating another milestone so soon with the launch of our very first ‘new concept’ store. 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.
"And this is just the beginning for us; we will continue to invest in new stores and modernisations over the coming months and years, bringing the best of Irish produce to customers in towns and cities right across the country,” he added.
Pictured is Sean and Cian Duggan from Gorey, along with Irish rugby star Gordon D'Arcy at the opening of the store.
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