Lidl to hold public consultation day for new store in Exeter

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Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 5:42pm

Lidl GB has announced that it will be holding a public consultation day to outline plans for its new store on Pinhoe Road/Venny Bridge, Exeter.

The public are invited to attend the event, which will take place on Wednesday 5th February from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Pinhoe Jubilee Club, 4 Main Road, Exeter, EX4 8HS. Lidl’s dedicated property team will be on hand to outline the supermarket’s plans for a new store and answer any questions from the local community.

The multi-million pound investment, will see Lidl commit to building a sustainable store, with plans to create up to 40 new jobs. The supermarket will also include facilities such as a 1,241m2 net sales area, an instore bakery, customer toilet and 113 car parking spaces, including 2 electric vehicle charging spaces.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Matthias Daly, commented: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a third Lidl store in Exeter and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love. We look forward to welcoming anyone along to the public consultation day and showcasing our plans whilst answering any ques- tions.”

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 British sourced - ranging from quality fruit and vegetables, to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Tour collections. Its on- going success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl’s increase in sales year on year and market share of 5.9%.

The planned store in Exeter will add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 790 and will form part of the company’s growth plans which will see it open over 50 new stores a year.

Lidl recently confirmed that, as of 1st March 2020, the supermarket will once again increase the wages of all our hourly-paid colleagues. This means that the company’s entry-level hourly pay will increase from £9.00 to £9.30 per hour outside of London, ensuring their employees remain amongst the best paid in the industry.