New Lidl store to open this week

Lidl has confirmed that its new store on Niddrie Mains Road in Craigmillar will open its doors for the first time to customers at 8am on Thursday March 9,

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 11:28 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:08 am
A new Lidl store is to open tomorrow. Stock image

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Cllr Gavin Barrie will be in attendance to cut the ribbon to the brand new supermarket.

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In addition to the ribbon cutting, Lidl will be offering customers the chance to sample products throughout the day.

For the first week of trading customers will be given 30% off selected meat and poultry and as well as other deals on selected nonfood products.

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK which will see its existing store portfolio 650 stores increase to up to 1,500. The 1424m² store has created 9 new jobs and boasts state-of-the-art facilities including an in-store bakery, customer toilets, baby changing facilities and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl UK’s Head of Property for Scotland, Gordon Rafferty, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Craigmillar. It is wonderful 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.”

Lidl, which was crowned ‘Best Supermarket 2016’ by readers of Good Housekeeping, has experienced continued growth over the years, as consumers flock to the shop to discover products – two thirds of which are British - ranging from quality British fruit and vegetables, to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Cellar collections. Over 5.5million British shoppers are now flocking to Lidl each week, half a million more a week than in 2014. Lidl’s success shows no signs of slowing, as the latest Kantar Worldpanel results outline its continued growth and market share of 4.6%.