Help Lidl find new sites in Fife and earn £20k
Lidl say they will pay a finder’s fee to anyone who identifies a suitable site for a new store, including locations in Fife.
The retailer has announced that it is calling on the Scottish public for support in identifying sites for new stores across Scotland.
In Fife it is looking to build stores in Dunfermline North and South, Kirkcaldy North-East, Leven and St Andrews. The fee is either 1.5% of the total freehold purchase price or 10% of first year’s rent for leaseholds, which would equate to £22,500 for a completed £1.5m site purchase.
The company is investing £1.3 billion in its expansion across 2021 and 2022, has revealed that it is offering a finder’s fee to members of the public who successfully identify suitable sites for new Lidl stores. Since the beginning of 2022, Lidl has already opened 23 new stores across the UK.
Richard Taylor, Chief Development Officer said at Lidl GB said: “We know that the majority of Scottish shoppers still love doing their shopping in person and we are as committed as ever to opening new stores and enhancing our existing ones. “We’re opening an average of one new store a week, which is incredible, and our teams have done a phenomenal job of keeping that pace going over the last couple of years.
“But there are still communities up and down the country that are telling us how much they want – and need – a Lidl store. We work with some of the best people in the industry to identify new sites, but we also know how engaged our future and existing customers are and we want to build on this.
“Our finder’s fees are, therefore, available to absolutely anyone that can identify a viable option for a new store that we’re not already aware of, and we welcome any suitable suggestions that will help up us to meet our ambitious target of 1,100 stores by the end of 2025.”
hi kelty and kinross would benefit from a lidl in these areas as my auntie lives i kinross and has to travel to Cowdenbeath as there is only a co-up in kelty and a sainsbury in kinross which both can be costly and a lidl being more value for money
West Fife Villages.
At the moment the villages of Oakley, Blairhall, Comrie, Saline, Cairneyhill, Toryburn and Carnock only have very small, limited and most of the time overpriced access to groceries unless they travel into Dunfermline or Alloa. Some of these villages in this area have high unemployment and low income. The small shops available at the moment offer a very limited selection of food with price promotions on unhealthy options eg £5 for 2 pizzas and six beers!!!! And yet to purchase a pack of 4 apples is in excess of £2.50. Some people in these areas don’t have access to transport into the closest town and public transport is expensive and limited. For those who do have transport, travelling at least 5 miles for groceries isn’t great on the environment.
I think that access to a local Lidl would change the public health status in this area dramatically and provide people with the choice of eating healthy and also remove the financial disadvantage of having to pay premium prices for basic groceries.