DISCOUNT retailer Lidl has revealed its list of UK areas where new stores could be set up - and Stourbridge is on it.

It's part of the discounter’s ambitious plans to develop 1,000 new stores by the end of 2023.

The West Midlands features on the list, with particular focus this year including town centre, edge of centre, retail park and metropolitan locations.

Areas on the list include Dudley, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Lye, Sedgley, Oldbury and Quinton. 

The locations for new stores is aimed at landowners and freeholders with suitable sites who are interested in exploring opportunities with Lidl. The discounter is seeking prominent sites which are easily accessible.

All stores will include Lidl’s bakery, offering freshly baked bread, biscuits and pastries, created by the discounter’s in-store bakers throughout the day.

Each new store will also become part of Lidl’s food redistribution programme Feed It Back, which sees surplus food donated to those within local communities that need it the most, via food banks or partner charities.

So far this year Lidl has opened more than 20 new stores across the country.

Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB said: “We are calling on developers and landlords up and down the country to help find potential sites for us to build Lidl stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have to further expand our store portfolio across the nation.

"Despite the challenges of the past year, we still managed to meet our ambitious target of opening, on average, one new store per week across Great Britain.

“We are looking forward to opening more stores throughout the country and welcoming new colleagues in the coming months and years, so that more communities can access quality food at the lowest prices on the market.”