THE fitting out of a new Lidl Supermarket at North End Park, in Cowdenbeath, has started, following permission being granted by planning officers at Fife Council.

Lidl is working with the developer,London & Scottish Property Investment Management, and construction firm, Sigma Group Ltd, to fit-out the store which will create up to 40 new jobs when opened. The works are expected to take several months, with a view to opening the store in early 2020.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Gordon Rafferty, commented: “We’re extremely excited to begin the fit out of our new store in Cowdenbeath. "There has been much anticipation for the store and we’re very grateful for all of the local support that we’ve received so far. We look forward to welcoming local residents along to the opening, early next year.”

Lidl has experienced continued growth in Scotland over the years as consumers flock to the supermarket to discover its great value products – currently sourced from over 60 Scottish suppliers - ranging from quality fruit and vegetables, to dairy and bakery lines. Its ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl’s continued success with increased sales year on year and market share of 6.0%.

The new store on North End Park will add to Lidl’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in Scotland which will see it open its 100th Scottish store, in early 2020.