One of Britain’s fastest-growing supermarket chains wants to open more stores in York.
Lidl plans to expand from 860 shops now to 1,000 by the end of 2023.
And it is targeting Yorkshire for a lot of that expansion – with three sites earmarked in York alone.
It has released a list of places where it is actively looking for sites. This is aimed at landowners and freeholders with suitable sites who are interested in exploring opportunities with Lidl.
In York, these are:
- Fulford, and
- Monks Cross.
Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB said: “We are calling on developers and landlords up and down the country to help find potential sites for us to build Lidl stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have to further expand our store portfolio across the nation.
“Despite the challenges of the past year, we still managed to meet our ambitious target of opening, on average, one new store per week across Great Britain.
“We are looking forward to opening more stores throughout the country and welcoming new colleagues in the coming months and years, so that more communities can access high quality food at the lowest prices on the market.”
Elsewhere in the region, Lidl is looking for two sites in Harrogate, and one in Ripon, Tadcaster and Market Weighton.
It is part of Lidl’s £1.3bn investment plans for 2021 and 2022, which includes opening 50 new stores this year, creating 2,000 new jobs.