Budget Supermarket Lidl UK has announced its plans for a second out-let at Felixstowe. And it says that the former store is doing ‘exceptionally well’. It is going to construct the store in the same place where Asda previously get consent to build a store but unfortunately it didn’t carry out the plan and the residents were quiet disappointed. Lidl said that its new store on a 2.5 acre land in Walton Avenue, opposite to Dock Gate One, will create not less than 40 job openings and it decides to keep its current outlet—open, in Langer Road, just one kilometre away. Plans has been submitted to authorities of Suffolk Coastal council as the store describes its self as one of the future concept shops of Lidl featuring modern design, sleek, ultra-modern facilities and much improved staff welfare areas.
Colin Rimmer, regional head of property told that the trading in Felixstowe outlet is exceptionally well at this stage and they had submitted a fresh application with the District Council, for a second one which will be of not less than 29,000sq ft at Haven Exchange. He added that if it is granted it will create about 40 new openings when the store unveils. He further added that the new venture will add to Lidl’s existing stores of 630 and it’s aiming to have 1,500 stores in the near future. The Haven Exchange outlet will be having a fully glass-fronted posture and will have a state-of-the-art in-store bakery, tills with dual packing facilities, customer refreshing area and a 142 slot car park.