Lidl to create 1,000 new jobs by Christmas
Lidl has unveiled plans to create 1,000 new jobs in the UK by Christmas through the opening one store per week in the next six months.
The 25 new stores will be launching across England, Scotland and Wales.
Lidl is aiming to have 1,000 stores operating in the UK by the end of 2023 and is planning to open a further 100 shops in 2021 and 2022 as part of a £1.3 billion investment.
In the coming weeks Lidl will open stores in Selhurst, Harrow Weald, Coleford and Llandudno Junction.
Lidl GB chief executive Christian Härtnagel said: “It is testament to the continued hard work of our colleagues that we are able to continue forging ahead with our expansion plans, despite the challenging circumstances that have been faced over the past months. I am incredibly grateful to all Lidl teams for their unwavering commitment to keeping the nation fed, and we very much look forward to welcoming more people into the Lidl family in the weeks and months ahead.”
The announcement follows the publication of Lidl’s site requirements brochure, which gives information on the areas it is seeking sites for new stores. These include places like Winchester, Didsbury and Cardiff City Centre.
Lidl has also been busy opening stores during the pandemic in Birmingham, Torquay and London. In addition, it has created over 2,500 temporary jobs to support existing teams.
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