// Lidl reveals plans to open 10 new stores in Greater Manchester over the next three years
// Plans also include the relocation of an existing store, which together with the new stores will result in around 400 new jobs
// This is in addition to the two new stores that Lidl has opened in the region over the past 12 months
Lidl has announced plans to open 10 new stores across Greater Manchester over the next three years as the discount grocer ramps up its ambitious expansion plans in the region.
The move, which is set to create approximately 400 new jobs, follows the opening of two new Lidl stores in Littleborough and Stretford earlier this year.
It will also add to the German retailer’s current estate of 30 stores across Greater Manchester.
Lidl’s future flagship Manchester store at City Tower, Piccadilly Gardens, will officially open on October 17.
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As part of its regeneration programme, Lidl is also enhancing its existing store in Golborne by relocating it to a bigger site on Bridge Street.
Earlier in the year, Lidl relocated its Todmorden store, and refurbished its central Wigan and Farnworth stores.
“As customer demand for the Lidl offering continues to grow in Manchester, we’re excited and proud to be in a position to continue opening new stores and creating more employment opportunities across the region,” Lidl GB regional head of property Nick Harvey said.
Locations for the new stores in Greater Manchester include:
• City Tower, Piccadilly Gardens
• Worsley Road, Winton
• Mill Street, Glossop
• Hattersley Retail Park, Tameside
• Oldham Mumps, Oldham
• Cheetham Hill, Manchester
• West One Retail Park, Eccles
• Bromley Cross, Bolton
• Furthergate, Blackburn
• Altrincham Retail Park, Altrincham
Each new Lidl store in Manchester will be linked up with local good causes through the retailer’s Feed it Back initiative, designed to tackle food waste.
The news comes as Lidl celebrates the 25th anniversary of opening its first store back in 1994.
The grocer now operates a network of over 770 stores and 13 distribution centres in the UK.