Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018

Lidl opening a host of new stores – will there be a store near YOU? Confirmed full list


Lidl, the German budget supermarket, has announced plans to create 1000 new jobs at a new distribution centre in Luton.

The chain has also confirmed they will be opening new stores in the UK over the next two months.

Five new stores have been confirmed – will one be opening up near you?

The five stores set to open are in Shepherds Bush, Walthamstow Central and South Ruislip, all in London, and Hornchurch, Essex and Rosehill, Sutton.

Ingo Fischer, a Lidl spokesperson, said: “As more London households choose to shop at Lidl we are committed to the continued investment in our operations and infrastructure to support our growth.

“With five new stores opening in the next two months alone, and further store expansion and development plans in place for the Greater London area across the new financial year and beyond, this new warehouse is vital in supporting our ambitious expansion plans in and around the M25.”

The warehouse is part of their £1.45billion expansion which will bring 5000 houses, three primary schools and 1m sq ft of commercial and retail space to the UK by December 2018.

Lidl said the new centre will manage the supply and distribution of food and non-food products to Lidl stores in and around the M25, whilst “supporting the supermarket’s continued growth in Greater London”.

The Luton opening follows on from the openings of warehouses in Belvedere, Northfleet and Enfield, and 16 more outside of the M25.

Lidl have seen huge success in the UK, with high earners appearing to turn away from luxury supermarkets to shop in the discount supermarket.

Research undertaken late last year found more than three out of four people who earn more than £50,000 a year shop at food discounters (77 per cent), compared to 73 per cent of those with a household income of £15,500 or less.

And premium products are pulling better off shoppers into discount food stores, suggests the research by consumer analysts Mintel.

Two out of three shoppers (66 per cent) say that food discounters’ premium ranges are just as good as elsewhere, with only seven per cent disagreeing with the statement.

And, even when entertaining, well-off shoppers are not afraid to stock up with the discounters, according to the report.

Almost half of food discount shoppers with a household income above £50,000 (47 per cent) have bought party items from the stores in the past three months – up from an average of 36 per cent of shoppers.

Overall, 89 per cent of Brits shop at discount retailers, with 84 per cent visiting non-food discounters and 74 per cent visiting food discounters.


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