New ‘bigger and better’ Lidl set to open in Bexley

Foots Cray High Street Bexley: Lidl set to open <i>(Image: PA)</i>
Foots Cray High Street Bexley: Lidl set to open (Image: PA)

Lidl GB has confirmed that a “bigger and better” supermarket will open this month.

The Lidl will be based on Foots Cray High Steet in Sidcup and will open on Thursday, March 30.

The new store will include Lidl’s popular instore bakery, a customer toilet, 122 car parking spaces and two rapid electric vehicle charging points.

An office space has also been built as part of the works which local businesses will be able to lease in due course.

The reopening comes as insights reveal that shoppers who are seeking to make savings on their groceries are turning their backs on premium-priced supermarkets in favour of Lidl GB.

It will open between 8am - 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am – 5pm on Sunday and the store will deliver Lidl’s offering of fresh, quality and great value produce.

Lidl GB’s regional head of property, Colin Rimmer, said: “Our first store in Sidcup opened over 24 years ago and we’re delighted to be able to reopen our doors to those in the local community.

“The new store is bigger and better, bringing an enhanced shopping experience to customers who will now find even more of our high quality and affordable produce.”

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For nearly 30 years, Lidl’s unparalleled quality-value combination has been winning customers over from across the country.

Independent analysis conducted by The Grocer of shopping lists across the nation, from fresh produce to branded items, found Lidl GB was £10.31 cheaper than Sainsbury’s and £24.82 cheaper than Waitrose.

The Super 33 monthly price comparison also revealed that Lidl GB was cheapest for 21 items.

The discounter recently announced plans to invest £4 billion into British food business, accelerating initial spending plans announced in 2019, which saw Lidl GB commit to a five-year £15 billion investment in the British Food Industry across FY20 – FY25, with the figure now expected to hit £17 billion.