Lidl reaches new store opening milestone
Lidl has reached a milestone of 860 stores in the UK as it remains on track to have 1,000 stores in the country by the end of 2023.
Part of a £1.3 billion investment plan for 2021 and 2022, the retailer’s strategy includes opening 50 new stores in the UK this year and the creation of 2,000 new jobs.
In a statement, Lidl said it was particularly interested in acquiring sites in town centre, edge of centre, retail park and metropolitan locations.
Christian Härtnagel, chief executive at Lidl GB, said: “We are calling on developers and landlords up and down the country to help find potential sites for us to build Lidl stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have to further expand our store portfolio across the nation. Despite the challenges of the past year, we still managed to meet our ambitious target of opening, on average, one new store per week across Great Britain.
“We are looking forward to opening more stores throughout the country and welcoming new colleagues in the coming months and years, so that more communities can access high quality food at the lowest prices on the market.”
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