- New store target of 1,100 stores by the end of 2025
- This will create 4,000 new jobs for communities across the country
- Colleagues will receive the highest pay in the industry
24th November 2021: Lidl GB today announces plans to create 4,000 new jobs across the country with a new store target of 1,100 stores by the end of 2025.
Lidl remains on track to reach 1,000 stores by the end of 2023, as previously communicated. The additional 100 new stores will be across England, Scotland and Wales and will feature solar panels and electric vehicle charging points. Sites of particular interest include town centres, retail parks and metropolitan locations.
Christian Härtnagel, Lidl GB CEO commented: “Our new store target today marks a significant investment for the business. We remain committed to our bricks and mortar strategy and maintaining our store opening pace; roughly a store a week for the next four years.
We will continue to bring our offer of great quality products at unbeatable value to even more communities across the country. I am also looking forward to welcoming even more colleagues to the Lidl GB team.”
New colleagues will benefit from Lidl GB’s industry leading pay. From March 2022, entry-level wages will increase from £9.50 to £10.10 an hour outside of London and £10.85 to £11.30 within the M25 from March 2022, with colleagues earning up to £11.40 and £12.25 respectively, depending on length of service. Other benefits include enhanced holiday entitlement, career development opportunities and a 10% colleague discount.
About Lidl GB
Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl GB has experienced continuous growth and today has over 26,000 employees, over 880 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
As part of the Schwarz retail group, Lidl is one of Europe’s leading organisations in the food retail industry. The supermarket, which has more than 341,000 employees globally, currently operates approximately 11,550 stores and more than 200 warehouses and distribution centres in 30 countries.
The supermarket takes pride in providing its customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout Great Britain, from Kirkwall to the Isle of Wight. Social responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the company's daily operations, with the company placing a strong emphasis on its responsibility for people, society, and the environment. Lidl GB is passionate about working with British producers and sources two thirds of its products from British suppliers.
The Schwarz Group, which operates worldwide as a retail group, generated a turnover of €125.3 billion in the financial year 2020.
For more information about Lidl GB visit https://corporate.lidl.co.uk/