Lidl to hold information day in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:47 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 15 June 2010

LIDL is giving the people of Honiton a chance to view plans for its proposed new store in the town during an open day event next Thursday (October 16).

LIDL is giving the people of Honiton a chance to view plans for its proposed new store in the town during an open day event next Thursday (October 16).You can find out more about Lidl's application to develop a food store on land currently occupied by Heathpark Service Station between 9am and 5pm in the Mackarness Hall.Visitors will be invited to sample products sold in Lidl stores and find out more about job opportunities with the company.A company spokesperson said: "We have been looking to build a store in Honiton as part of our ongoing expansion programme throughout the UK. "The event is to allow traders and residents the opportunity to discuss any aspect of the proposed development." We see Honiton as having limited food retail choice withits residents having to travel some distance to our storein Victoria Street, Sidmouth, to achieve quality choice andvalue. The proposed site will be ideally situated to serve the needs of residents living in and around Honiton, bringing jobs and investment, as well as a much-neededalternative discount food store."The history of Lidl goes back to the 1930s, when Lidl and Schwarz Grocery Wholesale was founded in Germany. The first Lidl stores were opened in 1973 and, by the 1980s, Lidl was ahousehold name throughout Germany. During the 1990s, Lidlstarted to open stores outside Germany and today Lidl stores can be found in nearly every country in Europe. Lidl is now well established as a major European food retailer.Since establishing themselves in the UK in 1994, they havegrown consistently and today have more than 450 stores.Lidl says the company takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout the country. Besides food,they also have twice weekly special offers ranging fromcycling gear to angling accessories, computers to barbecue specials. These offers change on a Monday and a Thursday,and are subject to availability. n For more information visit www.lidl.co.uk


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