Lidl has announced plans to open 10 new stores across Greater Manchester over the next three years as the discount grocer ramps up its ambitious expansion plans in the region. The move, which is set to create approximately 400 new jobs, follows the opening of two new Lidl stores in Littleborough and Stretford earlier this year.

It will also add to the German retailer’s current estate of 30 stores across Greater Manchester. Lidl’s future flagship Manchester store at City Tower, Piccadilly Gardens, will officially open on October 17.