Lidl is set to build a brand new store in Eccles,as part of its ongoing expansion ambitions within the Great Britain. The announcement comes as Lidl confirms that a planning application has been submitted for the new store, following an exchange of contracts with Frogmore to secure the site.
The supermarket, which will be located on West One Retail Park,represents a multi-million pound investment in the local area with Lidl proposing to build a sustainable store with 1,400m² sales area. It will also feature facilities including an instore bakery, customer toilet and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.
Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Nick Harveycommented: “We are delighted to be proposing a new store on West One Retail Park, which marks another milestone in our ambitious store expansion programme. We’ve seen incredible demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around Eccles.
Lidl GB has experienced continued growth over the years as consumers flock to the supermarket to discover its great value products – more than two thirds of which are sourced from British suppliers – ranging from quality fruit and vegetables, to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Tour collections. Its ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl as the fastest growing supermarket in the UK with an increase in sales year on year and market share of 6.0%.
The planned store in Eccles will add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 760, and forms part of the company’s growth plans which will see it open up to 50 new stores a year.