The discounter plans to expand its store network and build a new €80m distribution centre.
New 54,000 sq m distribution centre
Lidl is set to roll out its largest planned project in the country, with planning permission now secured for a new distribution centre. Building work for the 54,000 sq m facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare, is set to commence in April.
Since entering the country in 2000, Lidl has transformed the Irish grocery market and the existing Newbridge DC has been central to its success.
Lidl’s store expansion in Ireland
The new DC will be essential to support the retailer’s ambitious expansion plans in Ireland. It currently has 150 stores across the country, but plans to expand its estate to 200 by 2023.
New stores are to be rolled out include Grangegorman, Dublin; Dunshaughlin, Co Meath; Santry, Dublin; and Sligo. Existing stores in Fortunestown, Co Dublin, and Castlerea, Co Roscommon will also be rebuilt. In addition, a number of other proposed stores are still going through the planning system.