Lidl NI gears up to open new £ 5million store in Newry with fitness celebrity Maeve Madden

Lidl Northern Ireland is gearing up to open its all-new £ 5million Newry store and is expected to welcome online and native fitness guru Maeve Madden to officially unveil it on Thursday, August 26.

The brand new, state-of-the-art store at Buttercrane Shopping Center replaces Lidl’s existing store at Bagenal Castle on Abbey Way, breathing new life into old stores that have been vacant for five years.

The improved and expanded store creates 15 new permanent retail jobs in addition to the current team of 35 employees and supported 200 more throughout the development and construction phase that began in March of this year .

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Maeve Madden, from Newry

Instagram sensation, author and founder of the Queen’s Don’t Quit fitness community, Maeve Madden will officially cut the ribbon to unveil the new look of the Lidl NI store and participate in a meeting with buyers from 8am to 9am.

Conor Boyle, Regional Director of Lidl NI, said, “Lidl NI has served the people of Newry for over a decade and we are delighted to provide customers with an enhanced shopping experience at this new and expanded site that benefits excellent access and modern facilities in one of the region’s premier retail destinations.

“The Buttercrane Shopping Center is a strategic site in the heart of Newry town and we are excited to transform a hub unit within the center. We look forward to offering an expanded range of high quality and premium value fresh produce to more buyers in the city and welcoming both old and new customers for a great experience. first-class shopping.

Occupying an area of ​​2,190 square meters, including a vast sales area of ​​almost 1,400 square meters, the store was built according to Lidl’s established and award-winning concept “concept” which favors spacious and wide aisles, long checkouts. , toilets, staff and baby changing facilities, providing shoppers with a greatly improved shopping experience. Customers can also take advantage of the significantly larger bakery space offering a wide range of baked goods.

New £ 5million Newry store

Lidl NI’s latest store prioritizes sustainability and benefits from an ISO 50001 certified energy management system and two electric vehicle charging locations in its 105-space parking lot, allowing customers to charge their vehicles electric while they are shopping. Customers spending over £ 10 in-store at Lidl can also benefit from free parking for 90 minutes.

Ahead of the launch, Maeve Madden said: “Newry will always be at my house and I am delighted to visit and open Northern Ireland’s brand new Lidl store at Buttercrane Shopping Center next week. Growing up I still indulged in retail therapy at the center and it’s fantastic to see it continue to grow stronger, attracting new big brands like Lidl.

“I am also a huge fan of Lidl – Lidl offers such a brilliant range of high quality products at unbeatable prices, with a genuine focus on supporting local suppliers in Northern Ireland. I can’t wait to see the interior of the new store and meet the customers in the morning.

Peter Murray, Director of Buttercrane Shopping Center, explained: “Lidl NI has experienced phenomenal growth in the region since opening its first stores here in 2011. As one of the premier retail destinations in the region. region, the Buttercrane Shopping Center is the ideal location to accommodate Lidl’s extended customers in Northern Ireland. new store and serve an increasing number of customers in a new, modern and convenient location.

“I am delighted to welcome Lidl Northern Ireland as the new key tenant of Buttercrane Shopping Center, providing shoppers with an exciting new supermarket shopping experience to complement our line of top brands. With all of these names available under one roof and exceptional facilities, buyers can have a great day out.

“The multi-million pound investment by Lidl NI and Buttercrane Center transformed the site, which now faces Dublin Road, and significantly regenerated the city’s adjacent Bridge Street area. I look forward to welcoming shoppers to the new Lidl store next week and welcoming Maeve Madden, a Newry native and friend of Buttercrane, to bring some celebrity to the center and to this new opening.

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