Image source, Image caption, Lidl employs 1,000 people at its 41 stores and distribution center in County Antrim
The Lidl supermarket chain increased its turnover in Northern Ireland by almost a quarter in the period from March 2020 to February 2021.
The company recorded sales of over £ 345million, up from 278million pounds sterling in the previous year.
Profit after tax increased by over £ 4million to £ 5.5million.
JP Scally, Managing Director of Lidl Ireland and Lidl Ireland of Nord, called the performance "impressive ". ".
Lidl employs 1,000 people in Northern Ireland, with 41 stores and a distribution center in County Antrim.
Mr Scally said: " This substantial year-over-year sales growth is a testament to our established business model which continues to work for us and our more than 300,000 weekly customers across the region.
" Despite unprecedented challenges, we have maintained our position as the fastest growing supermarket in Northern Ireland, achieving 24% sales growth in 2020, and we 'I now focus on growing this fur ther. "
The retailer said it is well positioned to meet its target of 50 stores in Northern Ireland by the end of this decade.
Last year he announced an investment of £ 32million to open new stores in Greater Belfast and improve existing stores.
It also provides for an additional £ 26million for Northwest stores.
Mr. Scally said Lidl would continue to develop its growing network of local suppliers.
"We have worked to develop this for two decades and our Approach to sourcing locally has helped protect us from some of the sourcing issuesment that other retailers faced during this period.
"Sourcing such a large volume of our products locally means we have not been so dependent on imports.
Lidl also declared that he would commit to a new entry hourly rate of pay of £ 10.10 , higher than the rate of pay recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.