LIDL has confirmed plans to open 220 more supermarkets by the end of 2025 - which could include new sites in North Wales.

The German discount retailer remains is on track to reach 1,000 UK stores, with an additional 100 stores by the end of 2023.

This is expected to rise by another 102 stores over the following two years, according to the retailer, which listed five North Wales sites amongst its preferred locations in its 2021 National Site Requirements plan.

These include Abergele, Caernarfon, Flint, Llandudno and Rhyl.

Lidl said sites of particular interest include town centres, retail parks and metropolitan locations, while its new stores will feature solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Christian Härtnagel, Lidl GB CEO, said: “Our new store target today marks a significant investment for the business. We remain committed to our bricks and mortar strategy and maintaining our store opening pace; roughly a store a week for the next four years.

We will continue to bring our offer of great quality products at unbeatable value to even more communities across the country. I am also looking forward to welcoming even more colleagues to the Lidl GB team.”

The stores would provide some of the best paid entry-level jobs in North Wales, with Lidl staff receiving £10.10 an hour from March 2022.