Lidl eyes up former Wilko stores as part of physical expansion plans

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Lidl boss Ryan McDonnell said his property team were in “close contact” with Wilko’s administrator about the possibility of snapping up some of its former stores.

McDonnell said Lidl was “very, very active” in its new store acquisition programme and said that while nothing was finalised with Wilko, the discounter is “certainly always interested in looking at properties where they meet our requirements”.

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