Lidl continues UK expansion

Lidl has opened its 900th British store in Liverpool and remains on track to open a further 200 stores by 2025.

The budget supermarket retailer said that the new store would create 40 new jobs for the region and joins five other stores opening this month.

Lidl committed to investing £1.3 billion in its store expansion during 2021 and this year.

Additional store openings include two new London stores in Heston and St Mary Cray, Shipley, Merry Hill, and Newcastle.

Lidl has opened 50 new stores over the past year.

“As my time at Lidl GB comes to an end, I have been reflecting on our achievements over the past five years,” said Lidl GB chief executive Christian Härtnagel. “Since my appointment in 2016, we have opened over 240 stores and seven distribution centres, creating thousands of new jobs for the UK economy.

“The opening of our 900th store reiterates our ambitious plans and commitment to Great Britain, and we remain on track to open 1,100 stores by the end of 2025.”

Härtnagel will soon be handing over to new CEO Ryan McDonnell.

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