Lidl news

28 April 2020
Irish delivery start-up Buymie has raised €2.2m from different investors to expand its operation. The start-up has also extended its trial partnership with Lidl by signing a new multi-year partnership agreement with the German discounter. Increasing demand for Buymie’s services Buymie currently has operations across Dublin, Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Bray and Greystones, whilst demand fo...
09 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update: Tesco releases annual results and updates on COVID-19: More normal shopping behaviour has resumed after a surge in demand for certain items in the first few weeks of the crisis caused sales uplifts of c.30%. Grocery home shopping capacity has been in...
06 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK: Market update: GB grocery market sees fastest growth on record. Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 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. More details here ...
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: ...
31 March 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.  Aldi Introduces priority shopping for all emergency workers. They will be able to bypass the queues into store any time by showing ID Store and distribution staff will recieve a 10% pay rise, backdated from 9th March, in recogn...
24 February 2020
Lidl Denmark announced the introduction of two biogas-powered lorries to its fleet used for transporting refrigerated products. Being more sustainable The lorries will form part of Lidl’s food distribution network, and will be transporting goods from the logistics centre in Køge to stores across Sjælland. Marcus Gustafsson, Lidl’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: " At Lidl, we have a ...
21 February 2020
Lidl and Irish postal services provider An Post have joined efforts to offer customers the opportunity to collect parcels from lockers located in Lidl’s car parks. Available in and around Dublin Customers based in Dublin and the surrounding commuter areas are able to collect their parcels from a secure An Post parcel locker, accessible 24 hours a day, with the exception of a couple of store...
12 February 2020
Lidl has announced the purchase of land adjacent to its existing warehouse in Bridgend (South Wales), as it looks to to extend its distribution centre (DC) to over 387,500 sq ft. Supporting its growing network of stores According to Lidl, the expansion plans provide “capacity to increase the workforce further in the future”. At the moment, the DC, which is one of 13 Lidl DC’s operating acro...
22 November 2019
Discounter Lidl today opened a new distribution centre near Newbridge, County Kildare.  58,000 sq. m facility It is estimated that the 58,000 sq. m building will be able to hold 49 million items, over 60% of these coming from Lidl’s 225 Irish suppliers.  The site replaces Lidl’s previous Newbridge distribution centre, which was half the size. The centre will serve a network of 90 stores in ...
15 November 2019
Lidl Italia is partnering with the MyFoody app to reduce food waste by providing a greater visibility on products that are near their expiry date. 55 stores to start with 55 Lidl stores (out of a total of 650) in the metropolitan areas of Milan, Turin and Bologna will be involved initially. The app offers consumers a discount of up to 30% on near-expiry items, which are highlighted via a...