Lidl marks return to Dundonald with new concept store

Lidl store manager Eoin Doherty with Leah McCourt, Lidl sport for good ambassador and MMA gold medallist and jiu jitsu champion

LIDL has completed its return to Dundonald with a new concept store creating 16 jobs.

The German retailer originally vacated its store in the area in 2012, leasing the building to B&M.

Earlier this year Lidl announced it would return to the site and demolish the building to make way for its new style building, representing an investment of around £7m.

It marks the retailer's 39th store in the north. Lidl has also confirmed moves into vacant units at Holywood Exchange in east Belfast and Newry's Buttercrane Shopping Centre.

The company also said plans are progressing for new stores in Newtownards, Newcastle and Castlereagh.

Eoin Doherty, store manager of the new Dundonald said: “We're delighted to open the doors of our new store just in time for the festive season and provide local customers with greater choice and a dramatically enhanced shopping experience.

“As Lidl is committed to delivering high quality, locally-produced products at market-leading prices, we're thrilled to bring this winning formula to Dundonald and the wider area.

“We would like to thank our colleagues for their hard work and commitment in the run up to today and a special thanks to our loyal customers who were patient while we worked on the new build.”

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