Lidl announces desired locations of 100s of new stores including Greater Manchester - see full list

Lidl has unveiled the locations they would like to open new stores across Greater Manchester
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German supermarket giant Lidl is looking to expand its portfolio of stores. Included in the long list are several desired locations in Greater Manchester.

Lidl wants to bring stores to many new locations and has now outlined where they want them. They have also shared information about their site requirements.

A Lidl spokesperson said: “Lidl are big on expansion, with ambitious plans to achieve over 1,100 stores across Great Britain. This means we are looking to acquire sites that meet our standard store format requirements.”

The company wants prominent locations with easy access and strong pedestrian or traffic flow. They will consider freehold, leasehold or long leasehold opportunities.

Lidl are looking for unit sizes between 18,000 and 26,500 sq ft and 100+ dedicated car parking spaces, 1.5+ acres for standalone stores or up to 4 acres for mixed-use schemes. They also want town centre or edge of centre locations along with retail parks.

Full list of desired Greater Manchester locations

  • Bolton - Astley Bridge (rel)
  • Bolton - Breightmet
  • Bolton - East
  • Bolton - Horwich
  • Bolton - West
  • Bolton - Westhoughton (rel)
  • Bury - East
  • Bury - Ramsbottom
  • Manchester - Altrincham
  • Manchester - Ancoats
  • Manchester - Ardwick
  • Manchester - Blackley
  • Manchester - Burnage
  • Manchester - Carrington 
  • Manchester - Chorlton
  • Manchester - Collyhurst
  • Manchester - Crumpsall
  • Manchester - Deansgate
  • Manchester - Didsbury
  • Manchester - Droylsden
  • Manchester - Eastlands 
  • Manchester - Gorton
  • Manchester - Hulme
  • Manchester - Hyde
  • Manchester - Irlam (rel)
  • Manchester - Middleton
  • Manchester - Miles Platting
  • Manchester - Old Trafford
  • Manchester - Ordsall
  • Manchester - Pendlebury
  • Manchester - Romiley
  • Manchester - Sale
  • Manchester - Sale Moor
  • Manchester - Salford Quays
  • Manchester - Swinton
  • Manchester - Timperley 
  • Manchester - Urmston/ Flixton 
  • Manchester - Victoria
  • Manchester - Walkden
  • Manchester - Whalley Range
  • Manchester - Whitefield
  • Manchester - Wythenshawe
  • Oldham - East
  • Oldham - Hollinwood
  • Oldham - Mossley
  • Oldham - Shaw
  • Rawtenstall (rel)
  • Rochdale - South
  • Stalybridge
  • Stockport - Bramhall

Ryan McDonnell, Lidl GB CEO, said: “The last few years have been challenging for everyone, but we’ve made it clear that we’re more committed than ever to ensuring that every single household has access to a Lidl store. That’s why our focus is firmly on the future as we continue to grow and invest in our infrastructure, while keeping a lookout for more sites and locations across the country.

“We had over 1.4 million new shoppers coming to us from our competitors over the course of last year. This alone shows the potential for continued growth as customers refuse to pay a premium for their shopping, when they know they can get the same, if not better quality at Lidl. As we progress further into 2023, we know that more shoppers will make the switch, and whichever of our stores they choose, they know they’re getting the best value.”

Lidl GB chief development officer, Richard Taylor, added: “Our store expansion has been and continues to be unparalleled. In the last three months alone, we’ve opened 15 new stores – more than any other retailer, and in 2022 we welcomed customers through the doors of over 50 new stores. But we won’t be stopping there. Our vision is to have over 1,100 stores in the future, but really there’s no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential. What’s important is that we take a strategic and sustainable approach to getting there.”

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