Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked to open standalone Netto foodstore in Hull

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Danish food discount retailer Netto, advised by Indigo Planning, has been given the go ahead for its first standalone foodstore in the UK by Hull City Council.

Indigo Planning has also already successfully secured permission for a number of Netto stores in Leeds, Manchester, Doncaster, Sheffield, and Ormskirk, which have all been part of existing retail parks.

The new 1,045sq m store will be located in the Bransholme area of Hull and is set to create 25 new jobs.

Following a £25m deal, the joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Netto’s Danish owner, Dansk Supermarked, plans to expand into new sites across the north of England. By the end of 2015 they hope to have opened 15 new stores.

Kate Connolly, acquisitions manager of Netto, said: “This decision will bring forward the development of the site, thereby bringing investment to the local area, creating local jobs and enhancing foodstore provision in Hull.”

Andy Astin, associate director at Indigo Planning, said: “This will be the first standalone Netto store, bringing its trademark products with a Danish influence further into a UK market that is showing a strong demand for value-led supermarket shopping.”

The new store is set to open by the end of the year.