SUPERMARKET giant Lidl is weighing up a potential move into Cardigan.

In a statement outlining its aim to reach 1,100 stores by the end of 2025, Lidl confirmed it was viewing both Cardigan and Lampeter as potential sites for stores in Ceredigion.

However, a Lidl spokesperson stressed that they were not yet able to say whether the stores would indeed be given the go-ahead.

“In June this year, we announced Lidl’s annual list of key areas across Great Britain where it is interested in acquiring sites for potential store development,” she said.

"This list is not new store plans or openings. It represents a long list of potential sites and does not guarantee that a new store will be brought to this area.”

Lidl say the plans would create 4,000 new jobs across the country and that it remained on track to reach 1,000 stores by the end of 2023.

“The additional 100 new stores will be across England, Scotland and Wales and will feature solar panels and electric vehicle charging points,” continued the statement.

“Sites of particular interest include town centres, retail parks and metropolitan locations.”

Lidl GB CEO Christian Härtnagel said: “Our new store target today marks a significant investment for the business.

“We remain committed to our bricks and mortar strategy and maintaining our store opening pace; roughly a store a week for the next four years.

“We will continue to bring our offer of great quality products at unbeatable value to even more communities across the country.”

The announcement comes after Cardigan town councillors expressed opposing views on whether a potential Home Bargains superstore would be good for the town.