Lidl is looking at potentially opening five new stores in Powys - with Welshpool and Brecon among the towns being considered.

The supermarket giant says it is looking for sites at five locations in the county including Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells.

The company confirmed it is also looking for sites to open in Brecon and Ystradgynlais.

The news comes as the British arm of the company celebrates its 30th anniversary and unveiled its wish list of locations for potential new stores in Wales, from Pembroke Dock to Newport and Cardiff to Brecon as part of plans to open hundreds of new stores across Britain.

The opening could potentially also create thousands of new jobs.


Richard Taylor, Lidl GB Chief Development Officer, said: “Having fortified our infrastructure with significant investments like Luton, which is the largest warehouse in the Lidl world, we're proud to have achieved record market share this month.

“We have also been the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket for the past seven months in a row.

“With an exceptional store network and our laser focus on operational excellence, we’re welcoming more customers through our doors than ever before, which positions us perfectly for continued expansion.

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“As we celebrate our 30th year, our commitment to ensuring that all households across the country have access to high quality produce at affordable prices is stronger than ever. We’re planning to open hundreds of new Lidl stores but ultimately see no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential.

“This is why we’re continuing to invest in new locations whilst exploring innovative routes to expansion. As we look ahead, we’re excited to welcome even more new shoppers to our existing stores, as well as those we’re planning to open across the country in the coming months and years.”

Lidl  said the list “indicate areas of interest to Lidl which are desirable for new stores” and that no decision has been made yet on whether to go forward with any of the proposals.