A NEW Lidl store has officially opened at Merry Hill.

The supermarket opened to shoppers at the Merry Hill Retail Park on January 20, creating 40 new jobs.

It features an in-store bakery along with customer toilets as well as 163 car parking spaces and parking for bicycles.

Dudley News: The new supermarket includes an in-store bakery.The new supermarket includes an in-store bakery.

The store opening times will be between 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Iain Ross, said: “It is fantastic that we are able to open our doors and welcome local residents into our highly anticipated store in Brierley Hill. We have received overwhelming support from local residents, and we would like to thank everyone who has played a part in delivering this new store.

"We now look forward to serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

Dudley News: The middle aisle in the new Lidl at Merry Hill.The middle aisle in the new Lidl at Merry Hill.

The opening is part of the company’s ongoing £1.3bn expansion in the UK.