Lidl recruiting to staff five new Scottish stores

Lidl store

Lidl’s relentless expansion shows no sign of abating, with news that the discounter is recruiting a further 300 staff in Scotland over the next 18 months.

Five new stores in Paisley, Dumbarton, Giffnock, East Kilbride and Scotland’s first Lidl ‘metropolitan’ store in Edinburgh will each create up to 40 jobs.

Extensions to stores in Glasgow, Motherwell, Aberdeen and Ayr will also lead to further employment opportunities.

A further 100 people will be required to staff a new Regional Distribution Centre in Eurocentral.

The news comes in the wake of research that revealed the discounters were increasingly poaching top-up shoppers from the convenience channel.