Lidl trolls Aldi with next-door opening

Discounter Lidl has trolled rival Aldi as it readied a new store.

After unveiling a new store in Galway, Ireland, Lidl put up a poster reading keep your friends close”, alongside an image of a pair of binoculars.

Yesterday [25 February], Lidl opened the doors to the new store situated in Knocknacarra. As a result, the new store will create over 30 permanent jobs, and sees a local investment of more than €13 million.

“We are delighted to finally open the doors to our brand-new store in Knocknacarra. The store will offer customers an even better shopping experience with its spacious design, ample parking and sustainability features throughout,” store manager Pauline McLoughlin said.

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“The new store is a positive addition to the local area of Knocknacarra making our fantastic range of top-quality produce available at the best possible prices. We look forward to welcoming customers.”

Meanwhile, many social media users have praised Lidl for its “trolling” of Aldi. One user said: “Lidl are opening a new store in Galway. It’s next door to an Aldi. This sign is facing the Aldi store. Top trolling.”

Another added: “Brilliant marketing from the new Lidl Ireland in Knocknacarra, you’re up now Aldi Ireland.”

Image credit: @Danny_McTurner 

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  • Steve higgins
    March 31, 2022 8:34 am

    The new store is so welcome to this part of Galway. It has enhanced the landscape so well with design and esticics

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