Leicestershire’s newest supermarket has just launched.
Lidl opened its latest store in Harborough Road, Oadby, on Thursday, November 5.
The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans across Great Britain and has created around 40 new jobs for the local community.
The store has a 1,422m² sales area and features facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills, customer toilets, baby changing and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.
The launch of the new store, which is in the building formerly occupied by Waitrose, is being celebrated with a number of special offers running this weekend.
Customers will be able to find deals on selected products including a Silvercrest Raclette Grill on Friday, November 6 (£12.99), and a Singer 2282 Tradition Sewing Machine on Saturday, November 7 (£39.99).
The new store will be providing surplus food and customer donations to Perfectly Edible UK CIC, which will be used to address food poverty through food parcels and a community café; and to Masjid e Bilal, who distributes donated food to those less fortunate in the local community.
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.
As per government guidance, the wearing of face coverings in supermarkets is now mandatory across England.
Lidl is also operating a range of social distancing measures to help maintain a safe store environment for both colleagues and customers. These include clear communication across the store, including floor markings, reminding customers of the importance of maintaining a two-metre distance from each other when shopping, along with regular tannoy announcements.
Dedicated cleaning stations are also in place at store entrances, including hand sanitiser, disinfectant and wipes, for customer to use on their trolleys and baskets.
Additionally, the supermarket has installed protective screens at checkouts and protective visors and masks have been made available for colleagues to wear in accordance with government guidance.
It is also continuing to encourage customers to pay by contactless payment methods where possible.
The new store is open 8am – 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday.