Lidl plans to create 1,000 jobs this year with new stores
By Rob Freeman | 14th July 2020
Lidl has announced plans to open new shops at the rate of roughly one a week before the end of the year.
Coleford is among the sites on the German discount chain's list of 25 new outlets for the next six months with up to 1,000 new jobs.
And the supermarket chain has outlined plans for an additional 100 stores over the next two years - creating 4,000 additional jobs - with the aim of reaching 1,000 by the end of 2023.
Lidl opened its 800th UK store earlier this year and opened a new site in Mercia Way, Gloucester, in February.
The new branch in Coleford is recruiting staff and is among the next wave of openings in the coming weeks with a planning application lodged for another in Lydney.
Lidl's Great Britain chief executive Christian Hartnagel said: "It is testament to the continued hard work of our colleagues that we are able to continue forging ahead with our expansion plans, despite the challenging circumstances that have been faced over the past months.
"I am incredibly grateful to all Lidl teams for their unwavering commitment to keeping the nation fed, and we very much look forward to welcoming more people into the Lidl family in the weeks and months ahead."
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