A MAJOR budget supermarket has announced it wants to open its first ever Bracknell store - and shoppers may not have long to wait.

Lidl has revealed it is desperate to open up a branch locally - which will come as a delight to shoppers who are currently travelling to Crowthorne or Wokingham for their fix of the German brand.

Richard Taylor, chief development officer at Lidl, said they were committed to opening more stores after building ‘the largest Lidl warehouse’ in Luton.

He said: “As we celebrate our 30th year, our commitment to ensuring that all households across the country have access to high quality produce at affordable prices is stronger than ever. We’re planning to open hundreds of new Lidl stores but ultimately see no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential.”

This comes as the multi-national supermarket celebrates its 30th year in the UK.

Alongside Bracknell, Lidl has its sights set on nearby locations including Guildford, Portsmouth, and Southampton offering thousands of jobs.

The announcement follows the news about plans to open a new Lidl's superstore in Shinfield.

Mr Taylor said: “Having fortified our infrastructure with significant investments like Luton, which is the largest warehouse in the Lidl world, we're proud to have achieved record market share this month.

"We have also been the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket for the past seven months in a row. With an exceptional store network and our laser focus on operational excellence, we’re welcoming more customers through our doors than ever before, which positions us perfectly for continued expansion.

“We’re planning to open hundreds of new Lidl stores but ultimately see no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential.

"This is why we’re continuing to invest in new locations whilst exploring innovative routes to expansion. As we look ahead, we’re excited to welcome even more new shoppers to our existing stores, as well as those we’re planning to open across the country in the coming months and years.”

A potential Bracknell store would join multiple other Lidl supermarkets in Berkshire. Present locations include Crowthorne, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Tadley and Newbury.

Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl GB has experienced continuous growth and hires 32,000 employees at over 960 stores and 14 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.

The market share of Reading now stands at eight percent following the rollout of electronic shelf labels, all of which in turn have supported Lidl’s record growth.

The wish list includes over 100 areas of interest in the UK for future Lidl stores which are desirable for bosses at Lidl UK.

The list represents a long list of potential sites, from which a small number will eventually be developed and opened as stores.