Lidl Ireland has announced its plans to open a new store in Corbally, Co. Clare today, 19 August.
While the new store will create 30 permanent jobs, the discount retailer supported a further 75 construction jobs throughout the development phase.
As Lidl is Ireland’s leading supporter of female participation in sport through its partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, and with the store sitting right on the Limerick and Clare border, it is only fitting that the store will be opened by the Limerick and Clare football captains, Caoimhe Harvey and Niamh McCarthy.
According to Lidl, the development will feature a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles as well as an onsite café, 1930, which will be run by a new local business.
The Corbally store will also incorporate a large bakery area with freshly baked breads and pastries, one of Lidl’s most popular features, the retailer said.
Store Manager, Limerick local Shane Brosnan is eager to get going, he commented, "This store is in a fantastic location, at the heart of a great community."
"This store is a brand new build which will serve the local area with top quality products at the best possible prices. We are delighted to also welcome a new local business, the 1930 café, to our site. It will be the perfect place to pop in for a coffee after your shop,” he said.
Sustainability & Charity
The Discounter said in a statement that Lidl Corbally is an excellent example of Lidl’s leadership in the sustainable building field with the store using only renewable electricity as part of its 50001 ISO certified energy management system, providing free EV charging points to customers and the installation of solar panels.
Through its partnership with FoodCloud, Lidl has donated more than 75,000 meals to local Clare and Limerick charities and community groups, helping to alleviate food poverty.
Furthering its community-focused objectives under its “A Better Tomorrow” corporate social responsibility programme, and to mark the opening, Lidl Corbally will welcome representatives from local charity, Limerick Treaty Suicide Prevention, to accept a €1,000 donation chosen by the store team, it added.