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Fifth Lidl Store Set to Open in Aberdeen

Thursday, 14 February 2019 Industry news

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Lidl UK has today confirmed that its new supermarket on Hutcheon Street in Aberdeen, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday 21 February.

The grand opening will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:00 a.m. with Cllr Sandra Macdonald, immediately followed by the first chance for locals to get a look inside and sample some of Lidl’s award winning products. Continuing the celebrations, there will be an exclusive performance from the Skene Square School Glee Club at 9:30am.

There will be exclusive deals and offers on selected products for the first week of opening, including Singer Steam Iron for £7.99, a chair bed for £14.99 and a range of DIY tools.

The store has a 1,282m² sales area and features facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing, customer toilets, baby changing and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Gordon Rafferty, commented:

“We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing our fifth Lidl store toAberdeen. It is great 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.”

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK and has created up to 40 new jobs for the local community. Within the last two years, the store portfolio within Aberdeen has received significant investment, including a brand new relocated store in Torry, which opened in October 2018, a full same site re-build in Bucksburn, and an internal refurbishment of the Bridge of Don store.

Lidl UK 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 ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl’s continued success with increased sales year on year and market share of 5.3.

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