Lidl Ireland set for massive expansion and investment

Having just unveiled its living wage plan, the German retailer is plotting further growth

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
11th October, 2015
JP Scally, chief executive of Lidl Ireland. Picture: Keith Aarkins

In the 12 years since he joined Lidl Ireland as a graduate trainee, JP Scally has worked as a construction manager, a logistics executive and an operations director. Now, aged 33, he has taken the top job, and is set to oversee vast investment in the supermarket chain’s 143 Irish stores.

That investment has already begun, with the retailer spending a multimillion euro sum on a revamp of its store in Gorey, Co Wexford. At nearly...

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