A new Lidl for
A new, modern Lidl store on this site will provide a spacious and attractive shopping environment, which will improve local customer choice.
All new Lidl stores include a dedicated in-store bakery. The store will also benefit from wider aisles, more tills and the excellent range of products our customers have come to expect from us.
Complementing other town centre uses
A typical Lidl stocks a limited range of approximately 2,000 lines - a tiny fraction of the 20,000 - 40,000 product lines sold by the major supermarkets. Rather than offering sometimes dozens of different kinds of the same product, we offer just one or two products of great quality at a fantastic price, which you can find quickly and easily in our stores.
Lidl will attract shoppers to the area and complement, rather than compete with, local retailers. For example, our stores don’t have in-store butchers, pharmacies or cafés, and we do not sell permanent ranges of clothing, tobacco, or a large number of greeting cards, newspapers and magazines.
New jobs for local people
The proposed store will generate up around 40 new full and part-time jobs for local people.
All Lidl recruitment specifically targets our stores’ primary catchment areas (usually less than a five-minute drive from the store). This means that around 80% of the jobs will be filled locally, providing a real boost to the local economy.
Lidl pay employees above the Government Living Wage, with a starting rate of £9 per hour for a Store Assistant and attractive remuneration packages for Store Managers. We do not operate ‘zero hour’ contracts. At Lidl, we look to invest in our people and offer structured in-house training to see our colleagues moving on within our business.
Great British Partnerships
At Lidl, we’re proud of our Great British partnerships and work with a number of organisations and charities that reflect our values.
Our partners include the NSPCC, our national charity partner since 2017, Mumsnet and Neighbourly, who we partnered with to launch our first national food redistribution programme: Feed It Back.
Lidl GB sources two thirds of its products from British suppliers, working with homegrown businesses across the British Isles wherever possible. In support of this, we have signed up to the National Farmers’ Union’s Back British Farming Charter, which helps to build support for British food and farming through simple actions like buying British produce.
Last year, we also signed up to the National Farmers’ Union’s ‘Fruit and Veg Pledge’; a commitment to working more closely with our farmers to provide them with the necessary support and to ensure they are treated fairly.