Store Manager Donal Byrne (left), Mayor of Drogheda and Gary Mc Cusker (Sales Operation Manager, Lidl), pictured at the official reopening of Lidl’s brand new store in the M1 Retail Park, Drogheda. Photo: Barry Cronin.
The Mayor of Drogheda, Councillor Paul Bell was on hand this morning to officially reopen Lidl’s store at the M1 Retail Park.
The store is the second Lidl in the town to be rebuilt in the last few years, demonstrating a significant investment in the Drogheda area by the retailer.
The state-of-the-art store also creates eight new jobs in the locality, bringing the total store team up to 26. Lidl’s Donore Road location was rebuilt in 2017 and was one of the first Lidl stores in Ireland to boast an array of sustainable features including natural refrigeration systems, efficient LED lighting and sustainably sourced wooden building materials.
The rebuilt store in the M1 Retail Park, Drogheda boasts a spacious interior layout offering Lidl customers an enhanced shopping experience, with the same great value.
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The store is open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 9pm on Sundays, offering Drogheda customers flexible shopping hours to suit their needs. Shoppers can also avail of 162 car parking spaces along with two electric vehicle charging points ensuring a hassle free trip.
A solar system will be installed within six months after opening, ensuring the store is powered using only green energy. This move is one of many steps that Lidl is taking as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, A Better Tomorrow.
In September, Lidl introduced reusable fruit and veg bags which are designed to give customers a sustainable choice and reduce plastic use and waste in the long term. These ‘Green Bags’, priced at 99c for two, provide customers with an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use, small fruit and vegetable bags.
In November, Lidl announced the roll out of its ‘Waste Not’ programme which sees up to 90% price reductions on a range of fresh chilled food products on reaching their best before date but are still perfectly fine to eat.
Fresh meat, poultry, fish, and chilled products such as prepared salads, cooked meats, milk and yoghurts, all qualify for a price reduction through ‘Waste Not’, with the reduction varying per product type.
“It was an exciting morning as customers queued up to see our second store in the area reopen” said Store Manager, Donal Byrne.
“We have had huge loyalty from the shoppers in Drogheda and want to thank them for their ongoing support. We are delighted that we are able to offer our loyal customers a superior shopping experience while serving our multi-award winning products at the same great value to the local community.”
To celebrate the opening, Lidl welcomed representatives from St. Vincent de Paul Drogheda to collect a donation of €1,000. St. Vincent de Paul’s goal is to fight poverty in all its forms through practical assistance to people in need. The organisation also offers direct, personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family.
For further information on Lidl, its products, opening hours and any career opportunities please visit www.lidl.ie.