German discount supermarket chain Lidl’s new Carrick-on-Suir supermarket will create 12 new jobs in the town and its hinterland when it opens its doors for the first time next week.
The store, located at the former Schiesser factory site on the Clonmel Road, will officially open at 8am on Thursday, August 18 and will represent extra competition for the town’s existing supermarkets Super Valu and Aldi and convenience stores.
In a statement, Lidl Ireland, said their Carrick-on-Suir supermarket will have a bakery that will produce freshly baked artisan breads daily. A few weeks ago, the grocery supermarket was granted a licence at Carrick-on-Suir District Court to sell alcohol.
Neil O’Rourke , Sales Operations Manager for the new Carrick-on-Suir store, said Lidl were really looking forward to welcoming all of the Carrick-on-Suir locals to their new store.
“Lidl are delighted to be opening our latest store in the county especially after just celebrating our 10th year in Ireland last summer.
“We have so many exciting activities planned for the opening, there really is something for everyone and it promises to be a great local event for all the families and anyone else who wants to come along and join the fun.”
To mark the store opening, Lidl will run a “Happy Family Day” on Saturday, August 20 with free family fun activities for all ages.
There will be a treasure hunt, bouncy castle and face painters for children at the store between the hours of 11am and 6pm.
The store will also be running special offers and competitions during its first days of opening.