Councillor Stephen Martin said: “The news of Sainsbury’s multi-million pound investment at its Sprucefield store is a welcome boost to the Lisburn economy. I would also welcome the decision to retain the temporary staff recruited for the busy Christmas period. The knock-on positive consequences of such news cannot be underestimated.
“In addition, the renovation itself will have a spin-off effect by supporting our construction industry which continues to face unprecedented pressures. The announcement is a much needed shot in the arm and signals growing confidence in Northern Ireland plc.”