The new supermarket will open on Thursday, December 10 and forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans across Great Britain and will create around 40 new jobs for the local community.
The new store will also be providing surplus food and customer donations to a number of charities in Mansfield.
Food donations will be supplied to Mansfield soup kitchen and surplus food will also be distributed to The Social Action Hub, both of whom aim to ensure vulnerable people in the local community have full access to good nutritional foods.
This is delivered through Lidl’s Feed it Back scheme, which is run in partnership with Neighbourly and connects Lidl stores up and down the country with local charities, food banks, community cafes and kitchens, putting quality food surplus to good use every day.
Dominic Bryan, Lidl GB’s regional head of property, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Mansfield. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we are proud to serve the local community at this time.”
The store features facilities such as an in-store bakery, a customer toilet, and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.
As per government guidance, the wearing of face coverings in supermarkets is now mandatory and Lidl is also operating a range of social distancing measures to help maintain a safe store environment.
These include clear communication across the store, including floor markings, reminding customers of the importance of maintaining a two-metre distance from each other when shopping, along with regular tannoy announcements.
Dedicated cleaning stations are also in place at store entrances, including hand sanitiser, disinfectant and wipes.
Additionally, the supermarket has installed protective screens at checkouts and protective visors and masks have been made available for colleagues to wear,
Customers are also encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods where possible.