Lidl news

27 August 2021
Lidl has announced plans to trial an environmental impact and sustainability traffic light system on products in its Scottish stores, starting in October. Trial to include 50 own-brand products The new indicators will feature on 50 own-brand products, such as tea and coffee.  Labels will include a coloured grade from A to E indicating their level of environmental impact and how sustainable ...
02 August 2021
Lidl GB announced it has removed over one billion pieces of plastic from stores across the country, supporting global efforts to reduce plastic globally. Pledge to remove respectively 1.5 and 2 billion pieces of plastic by the end of 2021 and 2022 According to Lidl GB, it has removed more than 24 million plastic trays and punnets from its fruit and vegetable ranges, and up to 25 million pla...
13 July 2021
Lidl GB has announced climate targets to become carbon neutral by 2022. Working with suppliers to set their own climate targets The discounter has pledged to reduce emissions from its own operations (Scope 1 & 2), in line with the 1.5 degrees pathway. By 2030, Lidl aims to cut its operational emissions by 80% (compared to 2019) across all countries it operates in. How will it achieve thi...
06 July 2021
Lidl Belgium is teaming up with Heylen Warehouses to build the most sustainable distribution centre (DC) of the retailer in Belgium. Sixth DC in Belgium The new facility is located on the old Henrad site, which has been owned by Molenwater Groep and Heylen Group since 2016. The investment forms part of the retailer’s expansion plans in the country. The new DC is set to create 200 jobs in...
17 June 2021
Lidl Ireland is set to invest more than €75 million in extending its regional distribution centre (DC) at Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Increasing the capacity to around 62,000 sq m After the completion of the extension work, the facility is set to span across 62,000 sq m, making it one of the largest DCs in the country. According to Lidl, the extended facility is set to include sustainable f...
25 January 2021
This month, Lidl opened its first distribution centre in Riga, Latvia. When the first stores will open later this year it will mark the 30th market entry for the discounter globally. This means Lidl will be one country away from operating across all EU countries. Disruption ahead for Latvia and Estonia grocery retailers We expect Lidl to launch in Latvia with a network of 10 to 15 stores in...
12 October 2020
Lidl Italia expanded its Myfood partnership to implement the scheme in more stores in new locations. Meanwhile, Coop Sweden revealed new targets to reduce its food waste. Separately, Coop Switzerland plans to use hydrogen powered lorries in its supply chain. Lidl Italia expands coverage for Myfoody app Lidl Italia first partnered with Myfoody in September 2019, which launched in 55 stores i...
25 August 2020
Lidl has partnered with Irish startup, Buymie, to deliver goods to shoppers in Cork, Ireland. The Buymie app, which connects customers with independent shoppers who then pick up and deliver goods, will provide same-day delivery from Lidl stores to 86,000 households in the Cork area. Initially, 50 shoppers will be hired to support the service. The development means 750,000 households can now...
03 August 2020
Lidl started operations officially at its new distribution centre (DC) in Peterborough in the first day of August. 45,000 square metres, £70 million The £70 million new facility, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, spans 45,000 square metres, and employs 400 people (with an additional 50 to be recruited this year). It is set to become a new major hub of fresh produce. The new site replac...
22 June 2020
Lidl Belgium aims to send climate consultants to its main suppliers to help them reduce their CO2 emissions. Looking at the supply chain Lidl has been actively working to reduce its overall greenhouse gas footprint across its operations. It now aims to do so by looking at 60 suppliers, including 24 from Belgium, that account for 80% of the emissions in its supply chain.   Lidl is collabo...