Lidl news

03 April 2020
In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Latest update Friday 3rd April. Aldi Implemnted a one person, one trolley rule in a bid to encourag all customers to try and reduce the number of family members they bring with them into stores Through its partnership with N...
01 April 2020
Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 nd March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks – equivalent to an extra £10.8bn of spending - as shoppers stocked up on groceries and switched back to retail from out-of-home consumption in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Huge increa...
01 April 2020
Lidl inaugurates a new regional distribution centre (RDC) in Cecil County, Maryland, which will serve as the cornerstone of the discounter’s regional store network and support its expansion plans in the country. 700,000 square feet facility The new facility has required an investment of $100 million, and is due to create over 200 new positions. The RDC will serve stores across five states: ...
18 March 2020
2020’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 24 February to 8 March. We look at how two retailers supported the event. Lidl: fair deals Lidl highlighted its Fairtrade campaign online and in-stores, with promotions raising the visability of the ranges to shoppers. The retailer’s online platform highlighted over 50 Fairtrade products, providing further information about them to educate shoppe...
10 March 2020
In a unique venture Lidl is looking to open its first pub, in a new store in Belfast, Ireland, according to The Irish News. We look at this in more detail and consider the future evolution of Lidl stores.  What will it look like? Lidl has submitted a planning application to turn part of its new store in Dundonald, Belfast into an off-licence and public house, with a bar and seating area. ...
03 March 2020
Market growth for the 12 weeks to 23rd February was +0.7% according to Kantar, up from +0.3% last month. Despite being modest, this was the fastest growth since November 2019. Sales were driven by better performance across the multiples. We look at this and the latest news from the leading retailers in more detail. Sainsbury's strongest performer of the Big Four Sainsbury’s was the best per...
02 March 2020
On 1 March, Lidl launched a new tier of rewards to its loyalty app, My Lidl. The scheme is dedicated to frequent shoppers. It aims to offer additional rewards to its most loyal customers and drive in-store frequency. Lidl US is adding fun to the shopping experience thanks to the gamification of its mobile app. The games will start at the beginning of each month and will change monthly to bri...
25 February 2020
Lidl has announced an innovative initiative to re-use discarded plastic packaging and help reduce marine pollution. Ocean-bound plastic Ocean-bound plastic consists of a minimum of 30% of plastic collected within 30 miles of oceans or major waterways in South East Asian regions. These areas are where plastic waste production is outpacing recycling infrastructure improvements, according to E...
24 February 2020
Lidl Finland has announced it is testing the Lidl Plus app ahead of a roll out during spring 2020. The discounter also hints the app will become borderless across Europe. Lidl Finland to launch the Lidl Plus app in spring 2020 Finland will become the ninth country where Lidl has launched its loyalty app. It is currently in the testing phase before a launch during spring 2020. The app was fi...
24 February 2020
Lidl has launched two new initiatives in Belgium and Germany to reduce food waste. This is part of its objective to reduce food waste by at least 30% by 2025. Fruits and vegetable boxes at €1 in Belgium The discounter has launched a new initiative to reduce food waste, it is called “Bon appétit, Zéro Gaspi” (Eat Well, Zero Waste). Lidl Belgium’s goal is to reduce food waste by 50% by 202...