Lidl’s ambitious expansion plan includes targeting a store at Market Weighton

Supermarket chain Lidl is on the hunt for new stores in Yorkshire, including in Market Weighton, as part of its ambitious plans to have 1,000 stores in the UK by the end of 2023.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 2:00 pm
Supermarket chain Lidl is targeting sites various sites across Yorkshire, including Market Weighton.
Supermarket chain Lidl is targeting sites various sites across Yorkshire, including Market Weighton.

The firm said it is particularly interested in town centre, edge of centre, retail park and metropolitan locations such as York Monks Cross.

The budget grocer is also targeting sites various sites across Yorkshire, including Market Weighton. The discounter is seeking prominent sites, which are easily accessible and have a strong pedestrian or traffic flow.

All stores will include Lidl’s bakery, offering freshly baked bread, biscuits and pastries, created by the in-store bakers throughout the day.

Where feasible, the stores will feature solar panels on the exterior to provide renewable energy for the site, in addition to the installation of electric vehicle charging points.

Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, said: “We are calling on developers and landlords up and down the country to help find potential sites for us to build Lidl stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have to further expand our store portfolio across the nation.

“Despite the challenges of the past year, we still managed to meet our ambitious target of opening, on average, one new store per week across Great Britain.

“We are looking forward to opening more stores throughout the country and welcoming new colleagues in the coming months and years, so that more communities can access quality food at the lowest prices on the market.”