Type
Business expansion
Country
United Kingdom
Region
Scotland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Sector
Retail
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 July 2022

Description

Discount supermarket chain Lidl has announced plans to open 12 new stores across Scotland which will create 500 new jobs. The company has confirmed the locations of five sites - Dumbarton, Dundee, East Kilbride, Cowdenbeath and Larkhall - where work is already underway. Once all the new stores it will take the count to 110 stores across Scotland. It is expected that it will take around three years for all of these new sites to become operational. Lidl announced a major expansion plan in London earlier in 2019. 


Sources

Citation

Eurofound (2019), Lidl, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98184, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98184.