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Lidl supermarket set for Shirley retail park

John Carlon 18th Feb, 2020 Updated: 18th Feb, 2020

A NEW discount supermarket is set for Solihull.

As the Observer reported in December 2018, the former Toys’r’Us store in the Sears Retail Park has been split to accommodate a Smyths toy shop and a Lidl.

Confirming the supermarket would open on February 27, Lidl said there would be a ribbon-cutting and tasting session on its opening day.

The German budget retailer said it would also have offers to mark its first week in Shirley, and the store has taken on 40 staff.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Jeremy Lee, said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Solihull. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

Solihull Council agreed to licence the new store for alcohol sales last month.

This week, Marks and Spencer announced it would expand its store at the Sears Retail Park as it takes over the vacant Homebase unit.

Marks and Spencer will close its town centre store and bring its food, clothing and cafe business into one outlet.

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