The Malta Independent 27 April 2017, Thursday

Lidl to establish regional distribution centre in Malta, increase local purchases to €22 million

Monday, 20 March 2017, 20:02 Last update: about 2 months ago

Supermarket chain Lidl will establish a regional distribution centre in Malta, Economy Minister Chris Cardona announced this evening. 

He was speaking during a ‘Gvern li jisma’ consultation meeting.

Dr Cardona said the chain had reached a deal with Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks which would lead to the creation of more than 120 jobs and boost local exports. 

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The deal will also benefit local producers, he said, noting that the German chain would Lidl would be buying €22 million worth of products from local manufacturers within three years. Most of the products will be destined for export, he said. Currently, Lidl purchases around €3 million worth of products locally.  

Dr Cardona said more than 20 foreign investment projects had been approved in the past 15 months. 

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