KT Tunstall opens 100th Lidl store in Scotland

KT Tunstall with the Lidl Cowdenbeath team

LIDL GB announces the official opening of its 100th store in Scotland at North End Park, Cowdenbeath as part of its ongoing expansion plans across the country.

The retailer recently revealed 11% year-on-year (YoY) growth in sales over Christmas, making it the fastest-growing bricks and mortar supermarket over the festive trading period.

The new supermarket forms part of Lidl’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in Scotland and has created up to 40 new jobs for the community. The retailer plans to open a further 12 new stores across the country in the next two years, creating approximately 500 new jobs.

Customers were invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, at the new store in Cowdenbeath this morning. In addition, shoppers will be offered the chance to sample some of Lidl’s award-winning Scottish produce throughout the day, along with exclusive deals and offers on selected products for the first week of opening.

As part of the retailer’s commitment to supporting the local community, the new store features a bespoke commissioned piece of artwork created by local artist, Kerry Wilson.

Ross Millar, Lidl GB Regional Director – Scotland, said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in our growth over the last 25 years. Having been part of Lidl’s journey in Scotland since our first store opened in 1994, it brings me great pride to announce the opening of our 100th store in Cowdenbeath.

“Since opening that first store, we have built a network of 60 Scottish suppliers, as our estate grows across Scotland, we will continue to support local producers and proudly serve communities across Scotland from Kirkwall to Stranraer.”

The store features facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing, customer toilet, baby changing and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

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