Lidl GB has confirmed that its new supermarket on Cardiff Road, Newport, has opened for the first time on Thursday 8th April. The new store will replace the current one at Mendalgief Retail Park, Docks Way, which closed on Wednesday 7th April.
Opening times for the new store will be between 8am – 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday, delivering Lidl’s fresh, quality and great value produce to the local community.
Part of the discounter’s £1.3bn investment in its expansion across Great Britain in 2021 and 2022, the new store will create around 15 new roles for the area in addition to retaining all existing colleagues at the Mendalgief Retail Park store. It will feature facilities including a 1,325m² sales area, in-store bakery, customer toilet and ample parking for cars and bicycles.
A number of local charities and good causes will also benefit from the new store, including Stow Park Food Bank, who redistribute surplus food and customer donations to some of the most vulnerable in our communities. This is delivered through Lidl’s Feed it Back scheme, which is run in partnership with Neighbourly and connects Lidl stores up and down the country with local charities, foodbanks, community cafes and kitchens, putting quality food surplus to good use every day.
Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Paul Hebblethwaite, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing our new store to Newport. It is great for us to be able to deliver an improved shopping experience and even more of our high quality and affordable produce to the local area. We are extremely proud to serve the community at this time.”
As per government guidance, the wearing of face coverings in supermarkets is now mandatory across England. Lidl is operating a range of social distancing measures to help maintain a safe environment for both colleagues and customers. Clear communication, including floor markings continue to be implemented across stores, reminding customers of the importance of maintaining a two metre distance.
Other measures that continue to be in place include dedicated cleaning stations at entrances, hand sanitiser, disinfectant spray and wipes for customers to use on their trolleys and baskets, protective screens at checkouts, as well as visors and face coverings are available for colleagues to wear. In addition, customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment where possible.