Lidl has confirmed a list of 37 new stores it hopes to build in Kent.
It is part of an aggressive expansion policy of the German supermarket chain, which hopes to have 1,000 stores across the UK within two years.
Lidl currently has 860 stores in Britain and remains on track to meet its target of 1,000 by the end of 2023.
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This is part of Lidl’s Â£ 1.3bn investment plans for 2021 and 2022, which include opening 50 new stores this year, creating 2,000 new jobs.
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The supermarket chain has released a list of locations where it wants to open new stores, detailing its plans for the next two years.
He plans to build hundreds of stores in new locations, as well as move older stores to more suitable buildings.
The city center, the outskirts of the city center, the commercial park and metropolitan locations are particularly targeted this year.
The site’s list of requirements comes as Lidl’s store expansion continues at a steady pace, despite ongoing restrictions caused by the pandemic. So far this year, Lidl has opened more than 20 new stores across the country.
The list of desirable locations for new stores is aimed at landowners and landowners with suitable locations who are interested in exploring opportunities with Lidl.
Christian HÃ¤rtnagel, CEO of Lidl GB, said: âWe are calling on developers and owners across the country to help us find potential locations for us to build Lidl stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have. to further expand our store portfolio across the country. .
âWe look forward to opening more stores across the country and welcoming new colleagues in the months and years to come, so more communities can access high quality food at the lowest prices in the market. . “
All stores will include Lidl’s bakery and will have solar panels outside to provide renewable energy to the site, in addition to the installation of electric vehicle charging points.
Each new store will also be part of Lidl Feed It Back’s food redistribution program, which sees surplus food donated to those in local communities who need it most, through food banks or partner charities.
In Kent and Medway, there are 37 potential new locations (including four stores in Maidstone alone), which could be built by the end of 2023.
The Complete List of Potential Lidl Stores in Kent
Ashford South East
Isle of Sheppey
Maidstone Central (Relocation)
Maidstone South East
Royal Tunbridge Wells North