PLANS have been revealed to open several new Lidl stores across the UK this year as part of a huge expansion.

Lidl is one of the UK's 'big six' supermarkets competing with Tesco, Asda, Morrison's Sainsbury's and Aldi. The move will open up 2,000 new jobs across the UK.

The discount supermarket announced the openings as part of a £1.3 billion investment, with the aim of launching 1,000 new stores by 2022 - 50 of which will open to customers by December this year.

Plans by the retailer reveal they have their eyes on six locations in North Wales. These include Flint, Broughton, Llandudno, Caernarfon, Abergele and Rhyl.

The company said the new shops will all feature modern tech, with solar panels and electric vehicle charging points for customers to use.

Christian Härtnagel, at Lidl GB said: “We are calling on developers and landlords up and down the country to help find potential sites for us to build Lidl stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have to further expand our store portfolio across the nation.

"Despite the challenges of the past year, we still managed to meet our ambitious target of opening, on average, one new store per week across Great Britain."

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