Lidl looking at Bonnyrigg sites

Lidl GB has published its annual list of key areas across Scotland where it is interested in acquiring sites for potential store development.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 9:22 am
01-02-2021. Picture Michael Gillen.

Bonnyrigg features on the list, with Lidl ideally looking for sites in the Midlothian town. This forms part of the discounter’s ambitious plans to have 1,000 stores throughout Great Britain by the end of 2023.

The list of desirable locations for new stores is aimed at landowners and freeholders with suitable sites who are interested in exploring opportunities with Lidl.

The discounter is seeking prominent sites, which are easily accessible, and have a strong pedestrian or traffic flow, whilst it is also interested in mixed-use sites.

Each new store will also become part of Lidl’s food redistribution programme Feed It Back, which sees surplus food donated to those within local communities that need it the most, via food banks or partner charities.

The list of site requirements comes as Lidl’s store expansion continues at pace. Since 2019, Lidl has celebrated the landmark opening of its 100th Scottish store and the unveiling of its regional distribution site in Eurocentral, Lidl’s largest in Great Britain.

Ross Millar, Lidl’s Regional Director for Scotland, said: “We want to continue to reach more shoppers across Scotland and our site requirements brochure is a testament of that.

“There are towns that will be new for Lidl and in some the potential to even double our sites. Each new store will have produce from over 60 Scottish suppliers.

“We look forward to opening new stores in the coming months and years.”