Germany’s Lidl, already one of the largest European retailers by revenue, isn’t lacking in ambition. The latest outpost in the discount grocer’s rapidly expanding U.K. business will open Thursday in Worcester, England. Despite the spending, Barclays Capital said the Ebitda margin of its international business expanded by 10 basis points to 7.1% in 2014, which bodes well for the company ahead of its planned openings in the U.S.

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