Lidl announce 100s of new desired locations for stores across the UK including Newcastle - see full list

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Lidl has announced 100s of desired locations for new stores to open in the UK - including 23 in Newcastle.

Despite scaling back their opening plans this year, Lidl has announced a long list of desired locations for 100s of potential new stores across the UK, including 23 in Newcastle.

Lidl is one of the fastest growing supermarkets in the UK. The retailer already has over 950 UK stores, and have opened 15 new stores in 2023, with plans to open 10 more throughout the rest of the year.

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Lidl is looking for unit sizes between 18,000 and 26,500 sq ft and 100+ dedicated car parking spaces, 1.5+ acres for standalone stores or up to four acres for mixed-use schemes. They also want town centre or edge of centre and retail parks.

Lidl GB Chief Development Officer, Richard Taylor, added: “Our store expansion has been and continues to be unparalleled. In the last three months alone, we’ve opened 15 new stores – more than any other retailer, and in 2022 we welcomed customers through the doors of over 50 new stores. But we won’t be stopping there.

“Our vision is to have over 1,100 stores in the future, but really there’s no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential. What’s important is that we take a strategic and sustainable approach to getting there.”

Full list of desired Newcastle locations

  • Benton 
  • Berwick
  • Boldon
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Cramlington
  • Gateshead - Bensham
  • Gateshead - Birtley
  • Gateshead - Low Fell
  • Gateshead - Ryton
  • Gateshead - Wrekenton (Relocation)
  • Jarrow
  • Newcastle - City Centre West
  • Newcastle - Gosforth/Fawdon
  • Newcastle - High Heaton
  • Newcastle - Kingston Park
  • Newcastle - North Gosforth
  • Newcastle - West Denton/Chapel Park
  • North Shields
  • Ponteland
  • Prudhoe
  • Shiremoor
  • Tynemouth
  • Whitley Bay
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Ryan McDonnell, Lidl GB CEO, commented: “The last few years have been challenging for everyone, but we’ve made it clear that we’re more committed than ever to ensuring that every single household has access to a Lidl store.

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“That’s why our focus is firmly on the future as we continue to grow and invest in our infrastructure, while keeping a lookout for more sites and locations across the country. We had over 1.4 million new shoppers coming to us from our competitors over the course of last year.

“This alone shows the potential for continued growth as customers refuse to pay a premium for their shopping, when they know they can get the same, if not better quality at Lidl. As we progress further into 2023, we know that more shoppers will make the switch, and whichever of our stores they choose, they know they’re getting the best value.”

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