Lidl has confirmed that its new supermarkets in Central Manchester, Bolton and Glossop will all welcome customers for the first time on Thursday 25th February.
As part of the company’s £1.3bn investment plans across Great Britain in 2021 and 2022, the new stores will create around 120 new roles for the local economy.
The Bolton store, located on Manchester road, is the fifth for the area and will have a sales area of 1,267m². Lidl has also provided an additional retail unit to Poundstretcher which is also opening on the same day.
The Glossop store marks a first for the area and will be opening on Mill street, serving the local area during this time with a sales area of 1,256m2.
While the Cheetham Hill Retail Park store in Central Manchester will have a sales area of 1,179m2, delivering Lidl’s fresh, quality and great value produce to even more of the local community.
All stores will feature facilities including an in-store bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles, including disabled spaces, parent and child spaces, and electric vehicle charging spaces.
A number of charities will benefit from surplus food and customer donations when the stores open. This includes Manchester Young Community Champions, Believe & Achieve C.I.C, Farnworth & Kearsley Events Team, and Lagan’s Foundation. All of these charities undertake vital work to support the most vulnerable people in their communities. This is delivered through Lidl’s Feed it Back scheme, which is run in partnership with Neighbourly and connects Lidl stores up and down the country with local charities, foodbanks, community cafes and kitchens, putting quality food surplus to good use every day.
Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Nick Harvey, commented: “It is fantastic that at this time we are able to continue our investment in Greater Manchester and enable even more of the local community access to our high quality and affordable produce. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has played a part in delivering these stores. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs for these areas, and support so many fantastic charities at this time.”