Arkadia, GS, Lidl & Scotts
Starting off in Germany as a grocery store in 1930’s Lidl is now one of the leading names in European Supermarkets. Their aim is to sell top quality products at the cheapest possible prices while at the same time being environmentally conscious too. In fact all Lidl fish products are MSC Certified, meaning that they do their utmost to protect the worlds marine resources.
Lidl Supermarket Malta
Since setting up store in Malta a few years back, five stores have already been opened in different localities: St. Venera, San Gwann, Luqa, Safi and the latest addition in Zejtun.
All are immensely popular and busy thanks to their good quality and cheap prices. Their stores are well organised and spacious but we all know that the Maltese do love a bargain (just like everyone else after all) so If you wish to avoid the crowds I would recommend doing your shopping at Lidl during the week in the early afternoon if possible.
List of addresses in Malta:
- Triq Triq il-Karmnu, Luqa
- Triq San Gwann, Safi
- Triq ic-Ciklamini, San Gwann
- Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, Santa Venera
- Tal-Barrani Road Ghaxaq, Zejtun
Opening hours for all Lidl Stores:
Monday to Saturday: 7:30 – 19:00
Fridays: 07:30 – 21:00
Arkadia have two supermarkets on the Maltese islands. One is located in the Portomaso area in St. Julians in Malta and the other is the Arkadia Shopping Centre in Victoria Gozo. These supermarkets are synonymous with quality and choice and only offer the best brands and products at fair and reasonable prices. They are also renowned for offering a vast range of products related to foreign cuisines, which are difficult to find anywhere else in the Maltese islands.
Free delivery and complementary two-hour parking is available at their Portomaso store for all customers who spend over €15 in store. Orders can also be done over the phone or by email and free delivery is offered if you spend €70 or more. Loyalty schemes are also available. Ask in store or check their website for more information.
Arkadia supermarkets consist of:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Frozen foods
- Car Park
Arkadia Foodstore, Portomaso Car Park, St Julians, Malta – Tel: 21 382333
Arkadia Foodstore, Arkadia Commercial Centre, Victoria, Gozo – Tel: 22 103316
Gozo – Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 19:00
Portomaso – Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 13:00
GS is a franchise, which falls under the Carrefour brand, the largest retailer in Europe with over 12,000 stores.
In Malta GS has 9 supermarkets offering high value products throughout at good prices. Each of the nine supermarkets has retained their original names but all fall under the GS brand name. Standard offers can be found in all of these supermarkets.
All GS supermarkets have the same loyalty scheme which can be used in any of the nine supermarkets. More information on their scheme can be found either in store or on their website: http://www.gsmalta.com
- Lasco Discount Store, Triq il-Pres Anton Butti?ie?, ?ejtun – Tel: 21 807667 (7AM – 7PM Mon to Sat)
- Park Towers Supermarket, Triq ?or? Bor? Olivier, San ?iljan – Tel: 21 378520 (7.30AM – 7.30PM Mon to Sat)
- Park Towers Supermarket, Psaila Street, Santa Venera – Tel: 21 480807 (7.30AM – 7.30PM Mon to Sat)
- Shoppers Discount Supermarket, Triq il-Kbira, Mellie?a – Tel: 21 523746 (7.30AM – 7PM Mon to Sat)
- Shopwise Discount Store, Triq l-Imdina, Qormi – Tel: 21 466951 (8AM – 7PM Mon to Sat)
- Tower Supermarket Complex Ltd, Triq il-Kbira, Sliema – Tel: 21 345586 (8AM – 8PM Mon to Sat)
- Trolees Supermarket, Triq il-Merluzz, Qawra – Tel: 21 581772 (7AM – 7PM Mon to Sat)
- GS Superstore, Parish Street, Naxxar – Tel: 23 382338 (7.30AM – 7.30PM Daily)
I am aware that Scotts have quite a few supermarkets in Malta however I have only used their Burmarrad and Attard branches. As I cannot seem to find their website (is it possible that they don’t have one?) I cannot provide you with much information, except what I know through my own personal experiences.
Their prices are relatively cheap and their product range is vast. However it would be nice if a butcher and a fishmonger would also be available in store (I don’t know if any of their other stores have these). Their fruit and vegetables not the freshest produce either which is a shame as I don’t like to hop around from one place to another to get my shopping done. On the whole though shopping at Scotts is pleasant and economic enough.
As far as I know Scotts have supermarkets in; Attard, Burmarrad, Zabbar, Zejtun and Naxxar. Please feel free to post any further information including opening hours and any other available information.