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Lidl to invest £50m in Scottish portfolio

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Discount supermarket chain Lidl has announced it will employ 300 new people as part of a £50m investment in its Scottish property portfolio over the next 12 months.

The investment will also see the opening of new concept stores, plus a refurbishment and expansion of 10 out of 91 existing outlets across Scotland.

The new “Lidl of the Future” concept stories will utilise sustainable and environmentally-friendly technology and will be located in Hawick, Stirling, Greenock, Partick and Oban, along with three in Edinburgh in Broughton, Craigmillar and Slateford.

“Our planned investment over the next 12 months signifies our commitment to Scotland,” Lidl’s Scottish managing director Ross Millar said.

“We have also set up a dedicated buying team in Scotland and we are working towards sourcing over 25 per cent of our products from Scottish suppliers.”

Lidl currently employs around 1800 people across Scotland. 

Published on Wednesday 22 June by Elias Jahshan

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