Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

12.55 24 Mar 2020


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Lidl says they're confident they can continue restocking their stores daily and that their supply chains can be maintained amid the extra demand during the coronavirus crisis.

Recent weeks have seen huge levels of demand at supermarkets around the country as more people work from home and stock up on key supplies.

While an initial surge in footfall at stores led to concerns of extra stress being put on supply chains, retailers have since moved to assure people that they will they will continue to be able to restock.

Maeve McCleane, HR Director at Lidl Ireland, spoke to Newstalk Breakfast this morning.

She said the shopping levels they've seen over the last few weeks has been 'unprecedented'.

She explained: "I think at this stage most of us have enough toilet paper and pasta, so I'd say we have that covered.

"But people continue to shop, and the more people that are at home the more grocery shopping that's going to need to be done."

Ms McCleane said they're currently not experiencing any supply chain issues, and they're confident that will continue.

She said: "We're working very closely with all of our suppliers and all of our partners.

"We're very happy that we are able to make sure that our stores can continue to restock on a daily basis, and the warehouses are handling up to 2,000 palettes a day alone."

She also said people are now being much more conscious of social distancing, with her company also having put extra staff and security in place in stores to ensure elderly and vulnerable customers are supported during designated shopping hours.

Meanwhile, Lidl is currently looking to hire up to 400 additional staff for its stores and warehouses.

Lidl Ireland managing director JP Scally said "these aren’t the usual circumstances" by which they like to welcome new staff - but added that they "want to ensure our frontline team is supported in every way possible and that means hiring additional team members".

Main image: File photo. Picture by: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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