Lidl Northern Ireland Set To Open New £5m Store In Newry

Lidl Northern Ireland is set to open a new £5 million store in Newry, with online "fitness guru" and Newry native Maeve Madden to officially unveil the new look store when it opens on Thursday 26 August.

The brand-new, state-of-the-art store at Buttercrane Shopping Centre replaces Lidl's existing store at Bagenal's Castle on Abbey Way, breathing new life into the former store sites which have lain vacant for five years.

The enhanced and expanded store creates 15 new, permanent retail jobs in addition to the current team of 35 employees and has supported 200 more throughout the development and construction phase which commenced in March this year.

Conor Boyle, Regional Director for Lidl Northern Ireland, said: "Lidl Northern Ireland has been serving the people of Newry for more than a decade and we're thrilled to bring customers an enhanced shopping experience at this new, expanded location which benefits from great access and modern facilities within one of the region's premier retail destinations.

"Buttercrane Shopping Centre is a strategic site in the heart of Newry city and we're delighted to transform a pivotal unit within the centre. We're looking forward to bringing an expanded range of fresh, high-quality products and market-leading value to more shoppers in the city and welcoming both old and new customers for a first-class shopping experience."

Occupying a space of 2,190 sq. metres, including an expansive sales floor of almost 1,400sq metres, the store has been built to Lidl's established and award-winning 'concept' design which prioritises spacious, wide aisles, long tills, restrooms, staff and baby-changing facilities, providing shoppers with a dramatically enhanced shopping experience. Customers can also avail of the significantly larger bakery space offering a wide range of baked goods.

Lidl Northern Ireland's latest store prioritises sustainability and benefits from an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System and two electric vehicle charger spaces within its 105-space car park, enabling customers to charge their electric vehicles whilst they shop. Customers spending more than £10 in-store at Lidl can also avail of free parking for 90 minutes.

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