Lidl to open 100 new stores

Lidl has announced plans to open 100 new stores over the next four years.

The budget retailer said it expects to create 4,000 new jobs across the UK by 2025.

The company is on track to have 1,000 stores in the country by the end of 2023.

The additional 100 new stores, which will be located across England, Scotland, and Wales, will feature solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.
Sites of particular interest include town centres, retail parks and metropolitan locations.

“Our new store target today marks a significant investment for the business,” said Christian Härtnagel, Lidl GB chief executive. “We remain committed to our bricks and mortar strategy and maintaining our store opening pace; roughly a store a week for the next four years.”

The chief exec added: “We will continue to bring our offer of great quality products at unbeatable value to even more communities across the country. I am also looking forward to welcoming even more colleagues to the Lidl GB team.”

Last week the supermarket announced plans for its largest ever investment into employee wages, which it says will make it the “highest paying supermarket in the UK.”

The retailer committed to a £18 million investment to see entry-level pay increase from £9.50 to £10.10 an hour outside of London and from £10.85 to £11.35 within the M25.

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