Lidl celebrates 800th UK store opening
Lidl has launched its 800th UK store following the opening of 50 new shops across the country in the past year.
The retailer has launched outlets in Cambridge, London, Boston and Dumbarton today and will open a further six stores next week.
Lidl is expanding at pace after opening 16 new shops across January and February. The retailer is aiming to reach a target of 1,000 stores in the UK by the end of 2023.
Lidl GB chief executive Christian Härtnagel said: “We’re excited to have reached this milestone, which simply means that we’re bringing affordable, high quality food to even more households across Britain. I’m proud of our fantastic teams, from our colleagues working on the shop floor to our colleagues in the warehouse and across our offices, who have driven our expansion efforts around the country. We’re looking forward to opening our doors to even more communities this year and into this new decade where we see so much potential for further growth.”
Lidl has committed to investing £1.3 billion in its store expansion programme throughout 2021 and 2022. The retailer has also been improving its logistics capabilities by opening and expanding six warehouses over the last four years.
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