Lidl To Open Six New Stores In Tenerife

January 8, 2010


As can be seen from the photograph above, the Lidl store at Las Chafiras appears to be almost ready for business.

However, no opening dates for Tenerife have been forthcoming despite enquiries to the German supermarket discount chain, who announced in April of last year that it is to open a total of 12 stores in the Canary Islands, six of them in Tenerife.

The news brought to an end a long fought battle by local traders to keep the discount giant out of the Canary Islands market, fearing the company’s aggressive pricing policy would force many small traders out of business.

Lidl’s move came in the wake of an EU directive, due to come into force at the beginning of this year, which liberalises the service sector, removing barriers to the company’s pricing policy.

The good news for consumers came as the company also announced the construction of a 20,000 sq. metre distribution depot at Güímar in the south of Tenerife.

The six stores in Tenerife are planned to open in Santa Ursula, Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna, Granadilla, Las Chafiras and Adeje, while four more will open in Gran Canaria, another in Lanzarote and one in Fuerteventura.

In all, the company is expected to create 500 permanent jobs, as well as many much-needed temporary jobs in the construction industry.

A spokesman said the company would adopt a policy of hiring Canary residents in consultation with local councils.

Another plus for the major inward investment is that all the construction projects have been awarded to Canarian companies.

The company, which boasts 480 stores on Mainland Spain, said the supermarkets would carry more than 1,200 lines, many of which would be sourced locally, giving a further boost to the region’s economy.

Originally published 21/04/2009 updated January 2009

13 Responses to Lidl To Open Six New Stores In Tenerife

  1. Tina
    June 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Where can i get an application form from please ?

  2. June 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Try their Spanish Website employment section here


  3. Steesh Sood
    August 1, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Its good that Lidl are “going” into tenerife. Its about time too. But Hey Guys what is wrong with a store in Los Cristianos? Its not fair for people in that area.

  4. jeff jones
    October 18, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    good news that Lidl is coming to Tenerife.
    But when will the first store open !! ?

  5. Puerto Lady
    November 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Is it true that Lidl in Puerto will be opened on the 1st of January, 2010?
    Someone told so.
    It will be nice to have Lidl also here!

  6. Linda
    January 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I have seen the sign up on a building just off the motorway in Las Chafiras, was just wondering if anyone knows when it will open?

  7. Peter Jay
    January 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Also seen the sign – fired off a query to Lidl but as yet no reply

  8. Jake
    January 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Why no mention of the one at San Isidro, it looks almost ready to open

  9. Peter Jay
    January 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    First of the six stores planned for Tenerife to open February 4th.

  10. Carol
    March 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Can you give me the address of all the stores which are open as I am planning a holiday on Tenerife and wish to visit the nearest store.

  11. March 27, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Would your Tenerife prices for garden furniture be compatable with U.K. Lidl prices, and would the items for
    sale be fluctuating, or would summer products be available
    all the year?

  12. Peter Jay
    March 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Try their website for the addresses:
    see here

    I haven’t seen any garden furniture in our local one (Adeje) yet…

  13. pamela ward
    October 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Is the Lidl store open at Fanabe Adeje Tenerife?

    How far is it from the Altamira Apartment and Riu hotel please?