Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2020

German supermarket chain Lidl opens 800th UK store at Dumbarton, Scotland

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Lidl Dumbarton store opening news : German discount supermarket chain Lidl has inaugurated its 800th store in the UK at Dumbarton in Scotland.

Last week, three other new Lidl stores were also opened at Cambridge, London, and Boston. The supermarket chain plans to open an additional six new stores this week, which will create up to 400 new jobs.

The German retail company had opened 50 new stores in the last 12 months, thereby generating more than 2,500 new jobs.

With the opening of a total of 16 new stores in January and February, Lidl said that it is continuing to progress towards its goal of having 1,000 stores by the end of 2023 in the UK.

Another milestone for the German discount supermarket chain is the recent opening of its 100th store in Scotland, while its 100th store in London is due to be opened this year.

Lidl Dumbarton store opening news | Lidl opens 800th store in UK

Lidl Dumbarton store opening news | Lidl opens 800th store in UK. Photo courtesy of Lidl GB.

Christian Härtnagel – Lidl CEO, commenting on the Lidl Dumbarton store opening 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.”

As part of its expansion plans, Lidl will invest £1.3 billion for expanding its stores in 2021 and 2022. Prior to this, the German discount supermarket chain had strengthened its logistics capabilities by opening and expanding six warehouses during the last four years, to continue to back its growing store network.

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