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Lidl Portugal Opens First University Campus Store

By Branislav Pekic
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Lidl Portugal has opened its first store on a university campus, as part of a commitment to redeveloping the building and opening the campus to the community.

Located on the university campus of the Faculty of Science and Technology in the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, the 1,400-square-metre store is designed to offer a comfortable shopping experience in a bright and functional space, with a state-of-the-art architectural design.

At the store, consumers can enjoy freshly squeezed natural orange juice, as well as ready-to-go roasted chicken and ribs.

There is a codfish-cutting area in the store, in addition to dozens of varieties of bread and pastries, and an assortment of fresh and frozen cakes.

The store also features a dining area, in order to meet the needs of young college students.

João Duarte, general manager of Lidl Portugal for the southern region, said, “Proximity and convenience have characterised us since day one, and we work daily to best meet the needs of the community. In this sense, we invested in this partnership with the Faculty of Science and Technology at Universidade Nova [the New University], reinforcing precisely this convenience to the thousands of students who access this campus daily. From now on, they will be able to find not only top-quality products at the best price, but also to have their meals in a new space that we have made available.”

Sustainable Store

Sustainability features prominently in the store, including LED lighting and charging stations for electric cars. Two of its facades will be equipped with screens that eliminate up to 85% of pollutants in the atmosphere.

A new traffic circle and green spaces were built in the surrounding areas of the store.

The store – at the FCT Nova/Campus da Caparica, in Monte da Caparica – is open daily, from 8.00 to 21.30, and has around 120 parking spaces.

The store will support Refood Almada with its Realimenta project, which aims to help reduce food waste, in partnership with local and national organisations.

This supermarket opening is part of a broader project focused on the socio-economic transformation of the region: the Innovation District. It is led by Nova, launched last year in partnership with a group of owners in the area of Monte da Caparica and Porto Brandão, with the aim of creating a new global city in Almada.

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