Lidl GB has confirmed that its new supermarket in Kings Mall Shopping Centre, Hammersmith, has now opened.
Opening times will be between 8am – 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am – 5pm on Sunday, delivering Lidl’s fresh, quality and great value produce to the local community.
The new store forms part of Lidl’s commitment to expansion in London, announced last year, as it looks to invest £500m in new stores across the capital over the next five years, creating around 1,400 jobs. The new Hammersmith store follows hot on the heels of four new Lidl supermarkets opening in London last month. It has created around 40 new roles for the area and will feature facilities including an 825m² sales area, in-store bakery and ample parking for cars in the shopping centre.
Surplus food and customer donations will also be given to a number of local charities. Westminster Children’s University Food Banks, Ay Group Community Services, Dalgarno Trust Foodbank and The Good Shepherds all work to redistribute food to some of the most vulnerable in our communities and will benefit from the new store. 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, Mike Devine, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing our new store to Hammersmith. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs 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 operating a range of social distancing measures to help maintain a safe environment for both colleagues and customers. Clear communication, including floor markings continue to be implemented across stores, reminding customers of the importance of maintaining a two metre distance.
Other measures that continue to be in place include dedicated cleaning stations at entrances, hand sanitiser, disinfectant spray and wipes for customers to use on their trolleys and baskets, protective screens at checkouts, as well as visors and face coverings are available for colleagues to wear. In addition, customers are encouraged to pay by contactless payment where possible.