Lidl to hold public consultation for new Dover store

Lidl UK has announced that it will be holding a public consultation day to outline plans for its new store on Whitfield Business Park in Dover.

Local residents and the wider community are invited to attend the event, which will take place from 10am until 7pm on 12th July in St Mary’s Parish Centre. Lidl’s dedicated property team will be on hand to outline the supermarkets plans for a new store and answer any questions from the local community.

The supermarket revealed earlier this year that it wants to open a brand new store in Dover, as part of its ongoing expansion ambitions within the UK.

The multi-million pound investment, will see Lidl commit to building a sustainable 2,760m² store on the 12,130m² site, with plans to create up to 40 new jobs. The supermarket will boast state of the art facilities including an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Jason Gratton, commented: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a Lidl in Dover and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love. We look forward to welcoming anyone along to the public consultation day and showcasing our plans whilst answering any questions.”

The family supermarket has experienced continued growth over the years, as consumers flock to the shop to discover products ranging from quality British fruit and vegetables to premiums wines from its much coveted Wine Cellar collections. Lidl’s success shows no signs of slowing, as the latest Kantar Worldpanel results outline its continued growth and market share high of 4.4%.

The planned store in Dover will add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 630, and will form part of the company’s growth plans which hope to see this increase to 1,500 stores in the future.

The company hopes to submit a planning application in July and those who wish to share any feedback on the plans can do so at  

About Lidl

Since establishing itself in the UK in 1994, Lidl has grown consistently and today has over 630 stores in England, Scotland and Wales. Lidl has experienced continue growth with over 6 million British shoppers now flocking to the supermarket each week, half a million more, per week, than in 2015. The family supermarket takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout the country from Kirkwall to the Isle of Wight. Regular world food themes give customers a chance to excite their taste buds with a range of produce from all over the world including the South of France, Italy, Poland and Cornwall and in recent years Lidl’s seasonal wine collection has been embraced by the British public, enabling households up and down the country to buy premium wines at incredible value. Whilst its roots may be in Germany, Lidl UK is passionate about working with British producers and two thirds of its products are sourced from the UK. In addition to food, Lidl also has bi-weekly special offer promotions on products ranging from cycling gear to hiking accessories, kitchen gadgets to BBQs. These offers change on a Monday and a Thursday and are subject to availability. For more information and a convenient store locator, please visit

Posted on 27/06/2016