Fresh, regional, modern – this is how the new EDEKA Center at Falkenberger Landstraße 7a will be presented from Wednesday, August 17th. EDEKA Minden-Hannover has been represented at the location since 2006: initially with an active discount store, and since 2014 with an EDEKA market. In October 2020, the extensive work on the new building of the EDEKA Center started. In the modern full-range store, store manager Patrik Warminski and his 106-strong store team ensure local supply in Lilienthal. “We are delighted to be able to share our passion for food with our customers in the new EDEKA Center. You will be amazed by the wide range of goods, the service counters for meat, sausage, fish and cheese and the special atmosphere that the new market offers,” says Patrik Warminski, who has been active as a store manager for more than five years. A highlight of the new EDEKA Center Lilienthal is the modern and cozy design of the sales area. The store team has also grown with the new building, with a total of 20 new employees joining the 86 existing employees.
Variety of offers with freshness and quality
On the 2,945 square meter sales area, customers will find an extensive range of goods with 40,000 items: It ranges from GUT&GÜNSTIG products at discount prices to branded items and national and international specialties. The focus throughout the store is on freshness and variety in EDEKA quality. In the extensive fruit and vegetable department there are local and seasonal products as well as exotic fruits from Europe and around the world. With the EDEKA reusable nets, customers can shop in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way and thus do without plastic when packaging the products. In general, the store implements a comprehensive reusable concept at all service counters. The range of organic and regional products as well as vegetarian and vegan items is already extensive and is constantly being expanded. Customers can find salads freshly prepared on site every day at the large salad bar in the market. At the spacious service counters for meat, sausage, cheese and fish, consumers can look forward to an even greater variety in the future.
A special highlight is the range of dry-aged pork and beef. These are slowly matured meat specialties that are becoming increasingly popular. At the service counter for fish in the pre-payment area, customers can look forward to the new concept “die Fischwerker” with an adjoining catering area. From now on, the smoker will also convince with smoked goods from its own production.
is on regionality The market team attaches great importance to regionality. “We consciously work with many regional suppliers to strengthen local economic power,” explains Patrik Warminski. The 15 regional suppliers include, for example, the Dehlwes organic farm dairy, the “de koffiemann” coffee roastery and the Worpsweder Perle. Other regional products can be found under the label “EDEKA Heimatliebe”.
Modern technology for low energy consumption
The new full-range retailer is also exemplary when it comes to climate protection and sustainability – the operation of the store itself is CO2-neutral. The refrigerated cabinets work with the natural refrigerant CO2 and are closed with glass doors to keep the temperature constant. The market is heated by the waste heat from the refrigeration systems and a heat pump. There is surface heating in the form of so-called concrete core activation for temperature control. An environmentally friendly design also ensures a pleasant indoor climate. In the construction of the market, predominantly environmentally friendly building materials such as e.g. B. wood used. The opportunities of building digitization are also being used in the market – for example in the room temperature monitoring by the central control room in Minden. Technical systems can thus be centrally monitored for compliance with their target values.
Local social commitment
Patrik Warminski and his team feel connected to the region and want to show that beyond the range. The market supports some social projects of local institutions, for example the community foundation with the deposit donation box. Food is donated to the Lilienthaler Tafel. On the occasion of the reopening, the animal welfare organizations Lilienthal, Worpswede and Grasberg as well as the Lilienthaler Tafel and the Lilienthaler Diakonie each received a donation of 500 euros.
Flexible and convenient shopping
The EDEKA Center in Lilienthal is a modern consumer market with contemporary shopping convenience. The checkout area has six conventional checkouts, four self-scanning checkouts and two EASY shopper checkouts. The most modern shopping trolley in the world – the EASY Shopper – helps to make shopping more relaxed and is ideal for shopping without long waiting times. Fast payment by card or EASY shopper app also enables contactless payment.
Generation-friendly shopping should also be possible in future at the EDEKA Center in Lilienthal. Wide aisles and low shelves guarantee pleasant shopping for both young and old. Another highlight: There will be free WiFi throughout the store. Inside, M. Niemeyer cigars and the “Starke Bäcker” bakery are available to customers in the pre-payment area. There will initially be a provisional customer car park with 80 spaces for the reopening. The final parking lot will be completed in spring 2023.