A popular Waitrose store in Wollaton will be closing and exchanging contracts with Lidl.
The store in Trowell Road will be closing in Autumn, Waitrose and Partners confirmed today (Thursday, July 18).
A spokesman for the upmarket supermarket chain said: “We can confirm that we have exchanged contracts to sell our Waitrose & Partners shop in Wollaton to Lidl, which regrettably means we will close there this autumn.
“The 167 partners working at the shop will now enter a period of consultation and as part of this we will explore opportunities within the partnership for those who wish to remain with the business.”
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Waitrose & Partners head of shop trade, Chris Earnshaw added: “We have taken great pride in being part of the Wollaton community so the sale of the shop is not something we take lightly, but we have sadly not been able to find a way to make the shop commercially sustainable in the long term.
“Our priority is our Partners working there who will be fully supported throughout the process and we will identify opportunities for those wishing to remain with the business wherever possible.”
A Lidl spokesman said: “As part of our ongoing expansion programme we are pleased to confirm plans to open a new Lidl store in Wollaton.
“In addition to ensuring that a supermarket remains at the heart of the local community, the new stores will provide households with access to high quality affordable produce.
“We look forward to confirming further details in due course.”
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