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Lidl reveals 20 new jobs – and detail of bargains awaiting customers at new Gloucester store

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 13 October 2017 6:34

Lidl reveals 20 new jobs – and detail of bargains awaiting customers at new Gloucester store
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Lidl’s decision to expand its Bristol Road store in Gloucester is creating 20 new jobs, according to the German supermarket giant – as it also releases details of the bargains it will offer.

Supermarket bargain hunters and Lidl lovers have been patiently awaiting the expansion of the chain’s second city store to complete so they can get through the doors and explore.

Lidl will not confirm the exact figure for how much it has now invested in the Gloucester, but were happy with us writing “multi million pounds” – which shows its commitment to the city.

Paul Hebblethwaite, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in improving our Lidl store in Gloucester.

“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community once again.”

Lidl UK confirmed its store in Canada Wharf store would reopen to customers at 8am on October 26th after undergoing a complete rebuild and refurbishment.

In addition to the opening day events, customers will be able to enjoy up to £30 off selected non-food products including aluminium roof bars (£16.99, RRP £29.99) from Thursday, October 26th, electric oven and grill (£19.99, RRP £39.99) from Friday, October 27th, and record player with USB (£29.99, RRP £49.99) from Saturday, October 28th.

Apparently the new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK which will see it open between 50 to 60 stores a year.

The sales area of the supermarket has increased in size to 1,424m² and the new “sustainable” store boasts facilities including a bakery, longer dual-style tills, customer toilets, baby changing and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

New lighting and technology means the store will use 50 per cent less energy efficient.

Just in case you think the German brand has forgotten where it is - two thirds of its products are British.

According to the Lidl more than 5.5 million British shoppers now flock through its doors and the latest Kantar Worldpanel results say the supermarket is the fastest growing in the UK with sales up 19.2 per cent year on year and a market share high of 5.3 per cent.

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