Lidl chain opens its first 'new concept' store in Northern Ireland
German supermarket chain Lidl has unveiled its first 'new concept' store in Co Down.
The discount firm has been working on revamping its shop in Banbridge for five months.
It now has a new architectural design with a bigger warehouse and wider aisles.
And the firm said the building represented the future of Lidl stores in Northern Ireland, where it has a total of 38 supermarkets and 730 employees.
Glen Cinnamon, regional director for Lidl Northern Ireland, said: "It is an exciting step for us to launch our inaugural new concept store here in Banbridge.
"This state-of-the-art design will allow us to streamline our processes and to enhance our customer shopping experience even further, while still offering top-quality products at market-leading prices.
"And this is just the beginning for us. We will continue to invest in new stores and modernisations over the coming months and years, bringing the best of Northern Irish produce to customers in towns and cities right across the country."