Lidl opens its 30th store in the Canary Islands

2020/07/16 22:38:00 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

Lidl opened the doors of a new store in Gran Canaria, its ninth establishment on the island. Located on Calle Ignacio Ellacuría Beascoechea in the Melenara Business Park, the company has invested more than 6 million in its construction. It is the 30th store in the Canary Islands, with more than 1,000 employees and two warehouses, one in Agüimes.

In line with its commitment to promoting local employment, the supermarket chain enlisted a local recruitment company to help find 23 employees for the store.

The new establishment, with shop floor of more than 1,400 square metres and 150 parking spaces (including electric charging stations) will open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on a regular basis, although in these months of Summer extends the closing time until 22.00.

The mayor of Telde, Héctor Suárez, visited yesterday the new establishment of the supermarket chain accompanied by the regional director of Lidl in the Canary Islands, Luis González Garrido, with whom he toured the facilities of a store designed under high standards of sustainability and incorporating all the COVID safety and hygiene measures that Lidl has implemented in all its establishments.

For the construction of its stores, Lidl uses materials with high insulation capacity, which translates into a reduction in the energy required to cool spaces. The new store has LED lighting systems, great use of natural light and an automatic lighting control system. This commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the range of products offered by the chain, with fresh products, with a wide range of fruits and vegetables which 60% come from the Canary Islands.