German-owned discount supermarket Lidl GB said on Tuesday it was forging ahead with its expansion in Britain despite COVID-19, with plans to open over 25 new stores in the next six months, creating 1,000 jobs.
Unlike the country's big four grocers - industry leader Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons - Lidl and rival Aldi are continuing to open new stores, driving market share gains.
Lidl GB also said it would invest £1.3 billion in the UK in 2021 and 2022, including an additional 100 stores and 4,000 jobs.
By the end of 2023, Lidl aims to have 1,000 stores in Britain.
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