15 Lidl facts to toast 15 years in Ireland

Lidl Swords sells three times more baby food than the country average

Three times more baby food sold in Lidl Swords than the country average while South Dublin's romantic nature is revealed!

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18 August 2015 | 0

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Lidl is celebrating 15 years of business in the Republic of Ireland today (18 August). To mark the occasion, the retailer which now has 143 stores across the country, has revealed 15 surprising facts about Irish shoppers including:

  1. In 2014, three times more people passed through Lidl’s doors than passed through Dublin Airport.
  2. South Dublin is the most romantic place in Ireland with Pottery Road and Rathfarnham selling 15,000 bunches of roses between them annually.
  3. Every year Lidl sells 15 million litres of Carrick Glen Still Irish Spring Water. That’s enough to fill six Olympic size swimming pools.
  4. Lidl customers prefer coffee to tea with half a million jars of Bellarom Gold Freeze-Dried Instant Coffee sold each year.
  5. Irish people have a bit of a sweet tooth – every year 2,800 tonnes of Belbake Granulated Sugar is sold. That’s 235 Dublin buses.
  6. The most popular item in the Lidl fresh bakery is the Small White Roll with almost 8 million sold in 2014.
  7. Full fat is best. In Ireland, Lidl sells double the amount of full fat milk compared to other low fat or skimmed options.
  8. Lidl sells three times more whole chickens every year than there are people living in Dublin.
  9. Moore Street is the sauciest store in Ireland having sold almost 18,000 bottles of tomato ketchup in 2014.
  10. Lidl sells enough flour and eggs every year to make 17 million servings of pancakes.
  11. Lidl sells so much Luxury Toilet Tissue each year that it can wrap around the circumference of the earth……..nine times
  12. Lidl Swords sells three times more baby food than the country average. There must be something in the water.
  13. Ireland is a nation of dog lovers – dog food outsells cat food by almost 70%.
  14. We must be a nation of givers as the highest selling promotional item of 2014 was gift paper.
  15. We are becoming a healthier nation – Lidl sells 2.5 times more healthy cereals (oats, muesli etc.) than sugary cereals.

Marking the 15 year milestone, Caitriona McCarry, senior communications manager, Lidl Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as a trusted local retailer and will continue to build on and grow this trust with Irish shoppers for the next 15 years and far beyond.”

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