New Lidl Stores Set to Open in Devon, Cornwall, Barrow, and Ulverston
UNITED KINGDOM - Oh, what a time to be a Lidl loyalist in the U.K. right now. The German grocery giant recently announced a surge of store openings across the country, as well as possible sites for locations to come. This news comes after Lidl's aggressive market expansion in Surrey, England.
Set to open on June 25 is Lidl’s newest Devon location. Final touches are currently being added to the new store, stated DevonLive, and crowd control systems have been put in place to help upkeep current social distancing requirements. Lidl is also now testing a new click and collect system that the news source reported is familiar to shoppers at some of the major retail brands but completely new in the budget sector. A nearby Lidl in Torquay is also on track to open as well, reported DevonLive.
In Cornwall, Lidl UK revealed it wanted to open eight new supermarket stores. According to The Packet, the chain is looking to “double its portfolio” and has an option to convert existing buildings into a Lidl store. Although the sites aren’t confirmed, the grocer's recent market expansion makes this trade news writer think it’s just a matter of time before plans are decided.
in-cumbria also reported two Furness towns were also pinned as potential sites Lidl will touch down in. According to the news soruce, Lidl formerly had a presence in Barrow, but Ulverston is still a prospective site.
How soon will the dust settle on Lidl’s expansion plan? ANUK will continue to report.