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Lidl growth spurt to add eight new stores

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June 22 2016

Lidl growth spurt to add eight new stores
Lidl has announced a £50m expansion programme which will see it open eight new stores in Hawick, Stirling, Greenock, Partick, Oban, Broughton, Craigmillar and Slateford.

Designed by Cassidy + Ashton the uniform Lidl of the Future designs aims to homogenise all planning applications by repeating the same design which sports an all-glass frontage with sensor controlled blinds to manage solar gain.

Each £2m store will include 1,424sq/m of retail space, allowing wider aisles, longer tills and enhanced facilities to be offered to customers and increased employee space on a mezzanine floor.

Lidl UK’s board director of property and expansion, Ingo Fischer, said: “Along with its cutting edge design, our ‘Lidl of the Future’ concept will also go a step further to streamline processes and maximise efficiency. This forms a key part of our business model, which enables us to keep prices low and the quality of our products high.”

A further ten of Lidl’s 91 stores will receive investment for extensions, modernisation and refurbishment.

7 Comments

E=mc2
#1 Posted by E=mc2 on 22 Jun 2016 at 13:50 PM
"Cutting edge"

Really?
basho
#2 Posted by basho on 23 Jun 2016 at 12:35 PM
My eyes! My eyes! I have gazed into the cutting edge future of retail design and it dazzles like a million suns! Yeah, it's not bad....
Kyle Waters
#3 Posted by Kyle Waters on 23 Jun 2016 at 15:57 PM
Yeah, both Lydl and Aldi have really simple but incredibly precisely detailed design for new stores.
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 24 Jun 2016 at 13:10 PM
"Lydl growth spurt" sounds dirty.

As far as superstores like those go though, it's actually not bad.
Irene walker
#5 Posted by Irene walker on 24 Jun 2016 at 13:17 PM
exciting news about Broughton store does anyone know exactly where and when it will be built
Hernandez
#6 Posted by Hernandez on 24 Jun 2016 at 14:35 PM
"Homogenise all planning applications" - So no consideration of local context?
Terra
#7 Posted by Terra on 24 Jun 2016 at 19:36 PM
#6 sounds like something written on a big red emergency button at a desk at the planning dept. of the city council.

"ALERT! HOMOGENISATION NOW IN PROGRESS!"

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