The Scarborough News

Kick-off for Lidl as Ger­man gi­ant opens in town

New food store on old McCain sta­dium site

- By carl gav­aghan carl.gav­aghan@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @carl­gav­aghan Lidl Stiftung & Co KG · Scarborough F.C. · Scarborough · Southwark · Bonobo · United Kingdom · Seamer

Lidl’s new Scar­bor­ough store is set to open its doors to­day for the first time. Mayor of the Bor­ough of Scar­bor­ough, Cllr Si­mon Green was due to do the hon­ours at the store on the for­mer McCain Sta­dium, Seamer Road.

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 en­joy 30% off se­lected fruit and veg­eta­bles, meat and poul­try.

The new su­per­mar­ket forms part of the com­pany’s on­go­ing ex­pan­sion and re­gen­er­a­tion plans in the UK which will see its ex­ist­ing store port­fo­lio 640 stores in­crease to up to 1,500.

The 1,424 square me­tre store has cre­ated 40 new jobs and boasts fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing an in-store bak­ery, longer-style tills with dual pack­ing fa­cil­i­ties, cus­tomer toi­lets, baby chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties and am­ple park­ing for both cars and bi­cy­cles.

The fully-glazed 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. Lidl UK’s Re­gional Head of Prop­erty, David Mur­phy, com­mented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bring­ing this new Lidl store to Scar­bor­ough.

“It is won­der­ful 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.”

More than 5.5 mil­lion shop­pers are go­ing to Lidl, which was crowned ‘Best Su­per­mar­ket 2016’ by read­ers of Good House­keep­ing, ev­ery week in the UK.

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The new Lidl in Seamer Road

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