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Lidl History

Lidl History

The first Lidl Ireland stores opened in the year 2000 and more than 20 years later, we now have more than 160 stores, 3 regional distribution centres and employ more than 5,000 people in the Republic of Ireland.

We take great pride in providing our customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, and work with a network of more than 260 Irish suppliers from the communities we operate in to keep our shelves stocked with nutritious, fresh produce.

Read more about our history below to find out why there’s never been a better time to join Lidl Ireland.

Our History

1973

1973

Our first store opens in Germany, employing 3 people and stocking around 500 product lines.

1980s

1980s

We open 300 stores across Germany.

1990s

1990s

We begin opening stores outside Germany, starting in France, and in 1994 we open our first GB store.

2000

2000

We open our first stores in the Republic of Ireland in Limerick, Letterkenny, Mullingar, Athlone, Cavan, Ballinasloe and Portlaoise.

2000 - 2005

2000 - 2008

We open 3 new regional distribution centres in the Republic of Ireland.

2019 1

2019

We celebrated our 200th store opening on the island of Ireland in Tullamore.

2019 2

2019

We opened our new state-of-the-art regional distribution centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

2020

2020

Lidl Ireland is named the Most Reputable Food Retailer in Ireland. Globally, Lidl has over 310,000 employees in 32 countries.

In recognition of our teams' hard work!

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