Lidl on the lookout

DISCOUNT supermarket chain Lidl is setting its sights on Westbury on Trym and Stoke Bishop as possible sites for new stores. 

It announced on April 24 that the two locations were among 11 places it is looking at in Bristol. 

The chain, which started operating in the UK in 1994, now has more than 950 stores in England, Scotland and Wales, employing nearly 30,000 people. It opened 15 new outlets in the past month and is looking to expand further. 

Lidl says 1.4m shoppers switched to it from rivals last year.