Lidl has confirmed that its new supermarket, on Fairacres Retail Park in Abingdon, will open for the first time on Thursday, April 29.

Store opening times will be between 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Forty new jobs have been created.

Part of the company’s ongoing £1.3bn expansion, the store will include an in-store bakery and customer toilets.

Lidl is to open on April 29 Picture: Andy Ffrench

Lidl is to open on April 29 Picture: Andy Ffrench

The new Lidl will be providing surplus produce to a number of local charities, including Abingdon Community Fridge.

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Lidl GB’s regional head of property Jason Buckley said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Abingdon.

"It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

The wearing of face coverings in supermarkets is still mandatory, and Lidl operates a range of social distancing measures.