Supermarket giant Lidl has revealed it is looking to open more than 100 new sites, with 33 earmarked for the county.
The German chain wants people to suggest different locations around Kent as it aims to have 1,100 shops by 2025.
It would create hundreds of new jobs for the county and 4,000 across the UK.
The spaces Lidl is looking for include standalone stores, retail parks, mixed-use properties, high streets, and shopping centres.
Supermarket bosses are looking for places around the county which meet their “standard store format”, which are in “prominent locations with easy access and strong pedestrian or traffic flow”.
The units must be between 18,000 and 26,500 sq ft and have more than 100 car parking spaces.
There must also be more than 1.5 acres for standalone stores or up to four acres for mixed-used schemes.
Lidl GB chief executive Christian Härtnagel said: “Our new store target today marks a significant investment for the business. We remain committed to our bricks and mortar strategy and maintaining our store opening pace; roughly a store a week for the next four years.
“We will continue to offer great quality products at unbeatable value to even more communities across the country. I am also looking forward to welcoming even more colleagues to the Lidl GB team.”
The 33 sites targeted by Lidl in Kent are listed below.
Isle of Sheppey
Maidstone – North East
Maidstone – South East
Ashford – Central
Ashford – North
Ashford – South East
Canterbury – Sturry
Canterbury – Wincheap
Ramsgate – Westwood Cross
Plans for a Lidl store in Sheppey were put on hold earlier this year after Aldi joined Tesco in a legal challenge against the approved plans.
While a shop in Medway Road, Gillingham, opened last September after a similar long-running problem.