Lidl opens its 700th store in the UK

Galtero Lara
Febrero 15, 2018

Lidl says the store has created 40 new jobs for the local community and boasts facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing, customer toilets, baby changing and parking for both cars and bicycles.

The German-owned company opened five branches yesterday, in Edinburgh, Stockton-on-Tees, Hull, Polegate in East Sussex and Rosehill in south London.

Lidl is turning its rapid growth into more stores as five new sites opened across the country today.

This comes as part of Lid's £1.45bn expansion across the United Kingdom over the past year, with plans to open over 50 new stores and regenerate 30 existing stores during this financial year.

Lidl will open up to 50 new stores this year
Getty NEW SHOPS Customers in the new stores can expect some discounts today

Earlier in 2018 it also announced plans for a major new regional distribution centre in Luton. It showed a 16.3 per cent sales increase from this time past year.

The recent swathe of store openings brings Lidl's total in the United Kingdom to 700, in what Lidl's director for expansion and development Ingo Fischer describes as "further proof of our ambitious rate of expansion across Britain".

Recent industry data from Kantar Worldpanel showed that Lidl remained the UK's fastest-growing grocer, with sales increasing 16.3% in the 12 weeks to 28 January, expanding its market share 0.5 percentage points to 5.0%.

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