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Spain: Lidl also boosts its stores, the Spanish discount heat is on

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Discount Retail Chain Lidl (owned by Germany Schwarz Gruppe) generates 200 new jobs and continues with its network of stores in Spain by opening 10 new stores in Catalonia, the Community of Madrid, the Basque Country, Castilla y León, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands and Galicia.

The German discount chain, which reports in a statement that it has invested more than 60 million euros (US$73mio) in these 10 projects, thus continues with its expansion plan throughout the national territory with the aim, the company highlights, "to bring each day more its offer to Spanish consumers, whose impact translates into the creation of nearly 200 new jobs".

The 10 new stores have all the hygiene and safety measures that the company has implemented in recent months and which have recently been endorsed with the Aenor certification.

After discounter Aldi Spain accelerated its store openings with 35% (with 23 additional stores in 2020) and Discount Retail Chain DIA refinanced itself and successfully launched its new store instore format, the grocery discount market in Spain is becoming the new European battle field. Expected is that the non-food discounter will follow soon.

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