Supermarket brand Lidl has confirmed that its new store on Slateford Road in Edinburgh will open its doors for the first time this week.

The brand stated that local residents are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8am this Thursday (15th February), with those attending throughout the day offered the chance to sample some of Lidl’s popular products along with exclusive deals and offers on selected products for the first week of opening.

The new supermarket, which will be open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Sunday, forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK and has created 30 new jobs for the local area.

The chain’s ongoing popularity has seen it receive a surge in sales, with consumer data specialists Kantar Worldpanel stating that the firm has seen growth of 16.3 per cent year on year.

The new store will feature facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing, customer toilets, baby changing and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl UK’s regional head of property, Gordon Rafferty, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Edinburgh.

“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

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