New look for Lidl in Kanturk with €7 million local investment
19 November 2020 | 0
Lidl Ireland opened its new store in Kanturk, Co. Cork, today, after embarking on an ambitious reinvestment programme to futureproof its presence in the town.
The retailer decided to build a brand new store on Banteer Road, where it has traded since 2008, replacing the existing store with a modern new build. More than 10 new jobs have been created additionally in the locality.
Cork hurler Anthony Nash who plays as a goalkeeper for club side Kanturk and at inter-county level with the Cork senior hurling team was on hand to officially open the store this morning with shoppers delighted to see a familiar local face.
A welcome feature of this modern new build is an expanded bakery section, welcoming shoppers daily with the smell of freshly baked breads and pastries, one of Lidl’s most popular ranges. A Lidl to Go coffee machine is also available, with a wallet-friendly hot beverage option for only €1.
The new building is bright and airy with a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles. A total of 143 convenient car park spaces are provided on site, including reserved spaces for families and disabled shoppers.
The new store is built with sustainability in mind and incorporates a range of environmentally friendly features including an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System, a solar panel system and 2 electric vehicle charger spaces.
Andrius Vasiliauskas, Lidl Kanturk store manager said the investment was “welcomed warmly by the community, with “many excited customers eagerly enquiring about the new building over the past few months”
On behalf of the team I want to thank our loyal customers for their patience during the construction works – I know they will agree that it was worth it,” Vasiliauskas said.
As part of its ‘A Better Tomorrow’ corporate social responsibility programme and to mark the opening, Lidl Kanturk welcomed representatives from the Cope Foundation to accept a donation of €500 to support the ongoing work they do supporting people with an intellectual disability and/or autism to live a life of their choosing, connected and participating in their communities in the Kanturk area and beyond. Lidl also welcomed representatives from Mercy House Kanturk to accept a donation of €500 to support the ongoing work they do for the elderly of Kanturk and its environs, providing sustenance, care, friendship and fun.