Lidl GB has confirmed that its new supermarket on Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday 26th November at 8am.
The store opening times will be between 8am - 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday, delivering Lidl’s offering of fresh, quality and great value produce.
The new store will also be providing customer donations and surplus food to a number of charities in Bromley. Surplus food will be donated to Downderry Children and Family Centre, The Anchor of Love ltd, Downham Mutual Aid and Connecting Communities, all of whom aim to ensure families have full access to good nutritional foods. 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.
Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Henry Neel, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Bromley. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we are proud to serve the local community at this time.”
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 customers 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 and is continuing to encourage customers to pay by contactless payment methods where possible.
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 995m² sales area and features facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills and parking for both cars and bicycles.
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