Lidl creates 700 more jobs as expansion drive intensifies

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Lidl is set to create 700 new jobs in the UK as it drives forward with plans to open 50 stores this year.

The German discount retailer’s £1.45 billion expansion drive has seen it open stores in Edinburgh, Stockton, Hull, Polegate and Rosehill this week, bringing the total over the last eight weeks to 19.

The recent swathe of store openings brings Lidl’s total in the UK to 700, in what Lidl’s director for expansion and development Ingo Fischer describes as “further proof of our ambitious rate of expansion across Britain”.

“It’s great that more people than ever before have access to our high quality, fresh and locally sourced products at incredible value, and that as a result, we’re able to create more jobs for local communities up and down the country,” he said.

This follows the announcement of the creation of 1000 jobs in a new London warehouse earlier this year, its biggest site to date.

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