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Discount supermarket Lidl to open first Swiss stores

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Discount supermarket Lidl to open first Swiss stores
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18:31 CEST+02:00
German discount supermarket change Lidl is planning to open its first stores in Switzerland next year, according to free Swiss newspaper .ch.

Andreas Pohl, who will head of Lidl's Swiss operations, told the Zurich-based paper that 10 new stores will open their doors in eastern Switzerland in 2009.

The supermarkets will offer roughly 1,800 products, including fresh items such as milk, cheese and vegetables provided by Swiss-certified producers. Lidl, which is the second largest discount chain in Germany after Aldi, said it is currently in negotiations with Swiss vendors.

According to its own numbers, Lidl currently operates around 4,000 stores in Germany. In the past, Lidl has also said it plans to open stores in the United States by 2012.

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