Lidl Portugal Opens Stores In Lisbon Train Stations
Lidl Portugal has opened supermarkets in two of the busiest railway stations in Lisbon, which see some 18 million passengers pass through each year.
The contract for the opening of stores at Entrecampos and Sete Rios was signed with infrastructure company IP (Infraestruturas de Portugal).
According to Alexis Latorre Garcia, Lidl's director for the Lisbon region, the intention is to reformat the stations from simple transit points to spaces where people can spend more time, while also attracting residents of these areas that are not train users.
The value of the investment was not revealed, however the project has resulted in the creation of 60 new jobs.
The Entrecampos supermarket has a sales area of 1,300 square metres, while the Sete Rios supermarket is slightly smaller (1,000 square metres).
Both stores are being developed according to similar specifications of recent Lidl stores, focusing on simplicity and efficiency.
The partnership between IP and Lidl Portugal also includes the rehabilitation of some common areas of both railway stations, including bathrooms, staircases and signage.
With these two openings, Lidl increases to 20 the number of stores it operates in the Greater Lisbon area.
As well as the Entrecampos and Sete Rios stores, Lidl Portugal has also opened a new supermarket in Casal de Cambra, in the municipality of Sintra.
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