Mere planning up to 13 stores around the UK

Russian supermarket Mere is eyeing up to nine extra stores across Britain, two months after landing in Preston.

With other locations pencilled in for Caldicot, Castleford and Mold, the “hard discounter” could open up to 13 stores this year.

According to The Grocer, it plans to open around 300 stores within a decade.

“We are expanding,” the retailer posted on LinkedIn this week.

READ MORE: Mere to launch over 300 UK stores

“Are you a retail property owner? Looking for a new experience with a hard discounter in the UK?”

Mere has opted for medium-sized shops so far, opening its Preston store on the site of a Nisa Extra.

With a business model that sees suppliers deliver to stores, it claims to undercut Aldi and Lidl by up to 30 per cent.

Since 2009, when it was founded as “Svetofor”, Mere has grown to over 3000 locations worldwide.

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  • I can’t see them being able to fulfil their promise of being 30% cheaper than the other discounters. Perhaps the odd item.


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