Construction work underway on Lidl’s newest store in Bettystown, Co. Meath
Lidl’s due to open its sixth store in Meath this year, creating up to 30 new jobs and supporting local community
22 June 2023
Construction for Lidl Ireland’s new store in Bettystown, Co. Meath is underway. The plans submitted by Lidl will see a significant investment into the local area, creating up to 30 new jobs with the retailer, which forms part of an overall commitment of 700 new roles in Ireland this year. The project will also support over 80 additional construction jobs through the development phase.
Having first opened in the county in 2004 in Trim, Lidl Ireland has become a pillar of the Meath community and currently employs more than 110 people in the county across its stores in Ashbourne, Clonee, Trim, Dunshaughlin and Navan.
According to Lidl, sustainability is at the heart of its plans for the new location in Bettystown with the retailer’s pioneering concept design incorporating LED lighting, an energy efficient heating system provided by 100% green energy and ample customer car parking with EV charger points.
“Our new location will bring our store network in Meath to six, and we will be delighted to welcome up to 30 new team members to our Lidl team in due course,” said Brian Smyth, regional property director for Lidl Ireland.
“Not only will this new Lidl store bring significant local investment and new jobs to the local community, in addition, it will bring more fundraising for local Ladies Gaelic Football clubs, schools and charity groups in the area. We’re excited to open our doors to customers in Bettystown later this year,” he added.
Earlier this year, Lidl Ireland announced a total of €74 million was invested in the Meath agri-food industry by the retailer in 2022. Lidl’s key Meath suppliers include a longstanding and fruitful partnership with Meade Farm whom the retailer has also partnered with to develop the ‘Lidl Farm’. Together with Meade, Lidl has turned 8.5 acres of land into a free educational resource for schoolchildren at its Newbridge Distribution Centre demonstrating how the retailer’s relationship has developed significantly over the years from a supplying produce to a full-fledge partnership.