Lidl store to open in Dover

Lidl UK has confirmed that its new store in White Cliffs Business Park on Honeywood Parkway, Dover will open its doors for the first time to customers at 8am on Thursday 7th December.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, Lidl will be offering customers the chance to sample some of its award-winning products throughout the day. For the first week of trading, customers will be able to save up to £40 on selected non-food products including a wireless speaker (£39.99, RRP £79.99) from Thursday 7th, a dehumidifier (£79, RRP £119) from Friday 8th and a professional food processor & blender (£39.99, RRP £79.99) from Saturday 9th December.

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK which will see it open between 50 to 60 new stores a year. The sustainable store with a 1,690m² sales area has created around 40 new jobs and boasts state-of-the-art facilities including an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing and customer toilets with baby changing table. The store will also provide over 150 car parking spaces in addition to the separate provision for bicycles and motorbikes.

The fully glass fronted façade maximises natural daylight entering the building, whilst sensor controlled exterior sun blinds automatically operate to mitigate the effects of unwanted heat from solar gain. The electrical lighting system is made up entirely of LED fittings which, compared with a traditional lighting system, are over 50% more energy efficient whilst still providing excellent levels of lighting to meet the needs of customers choosing their products.

Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Paul Mason, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Dover. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

Lidl has experienced continued growth over the years as consumers flock to the shop to discover products – two thirds of which are British - ranging from quality British fruit and vegetables, to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Tour collections. Over 5.5 million British shoppers are now flocking to Lidl each week, half a million more a week than in 2014. Lidl’s success shows no signs of slowing, as the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighted the supermarket as the fastest growing in the UK with sales up 15.1% year on year and a market share high of 5.1%.

Posted on 21/11/2017