Date published: 11 December 2017
Gainsborough’s brand new Lidl Superstore celebrates its completion, creating 40 more jobs.
Lidl’s opened its doors in the heart of Gainsborough and is offering even more choice to shoppers than ordinary Lidl stores.
Graham Burr, Head of Property at Lidl was thrilled to see the turnout at the Gainsborough opening ceremony. He said: “It’s a fantastic occasion to be able to celebrate the opening of this unique Lidl superstore and to create more job opportunities in West Lindsey.
“This store has created 40 new job opportunities, and the bigger store means even more products are available for shoppers to experience. This is my local Lidl store, and I’m so excited that it’s finally completed and it’s able to show off all of our hard work.”
Lidl has recently won gold awards for almost 100 products in The Grocer Food and Drink Own Label Awards. They invite consumers, as well as experts, to judge the categories, and therefore the results are an indication of customer satisfaction as well as product quality.
Cllr Angela Lawrence, Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, was delighted to be invited to open the new store. She said: “This store will be a great asset to the town, the new store is very impressive and it really opens up the town by linking up the town centre to Marshall’s Yard.
“We’ve already enjoyed the benefit of a Lidl store which opened up in Gainsborough in 1994 which was one of the very first Lidl Store’s in the UK at the time. This new store will really benefit the town centre.”
Works began on the store in February this year, and took only 10 months to complete. The construction company behind this build was the Gelder Group, which was recently recognised as one of Lincolnshire’s fastest growing businesses.
Steve Gelder, Chief Executive of the Gelder Group and Chairman of the Invest Gainsborough Place Board, which is made up of local businesses who are focussed on promoting the town welcomed the news.
He said: “It’s great to be able to invest in Gainsborough as a local business, and building in this location is key to opening up the town as it provides connectivity to Marshall's Yard and to the bus station. Gainsborough is really up and coming, and it’s important to keep investing in it.”