Lidl news

25 October 2019
The Schwarz Group, the parent company of Lidl and Kaufland, has intensified its collaboration with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). First retailer to become a shareholder of DFKI The Schwarz Group has acquired shares in DFKI, and as a result becomes the first trading company to become one of its 29 shareholders. The Group confirmed that it will closely work ...
24 October 2019
German discounter Lidl has opened a new logistics centre in the municipality of Zalec, in central Slovenia. 70 million euros According to the retailer, the new €70 million logistics centre, spanning 13 hectares, will help shorten transportation times and lower its greenhouse gas emissions. It will also increase the retailer’s storage capacities and upgrade its operations in the country. ...
18 October 2019
Lidl has started testing a grocery pickup service in its Destelbergen store. The new service will allow customers to pick up the orders they’ve placed online and will cost €2.99. Plans to extend the trial to St-Denijs-Westrem in November Customers use a barcode that’s sent to their emails to collect their orders. In addition to Destelbergen, Lidl plans to extend the service in November to i...
16 October 2019
Lidl is due to invest £15 billion in British suppliers across the next five years. It has also committed to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by 10% over the next twelve months. Additional initiatives In addition to its multi-billion pound investment into UK food, farming and production, the retailer is set to introduce longer-term contracts that give its sup...
10 October 2019
Discounter Lidl has launched operations at its biggest distribution centre in the UK, located in the Eurocentral industrial estate in Motherwell. 250 jobs to be created The new distribution centre is expected to service Lidl’s 99 existing stores across Scotland, with an additional 12 stores to be opened over the next three years. The new DC will serve as a replacement to its existing distri...
02 August 2019
Lidl announced that it started using reusable net bags for fruits and vegetables across all its 119 Danish stores. 20% less single-use bags to be used According to Lidl Denmark, the new net bags are expected to help reduce the consumption of single-use bags for fruits and vegetables by 20%. Priced at DKK5 a pair, the new bags can be washed in washing machines. In addition, Lidl has committe...
30 May 2019
Lidl has announced the introduction of organic bags for its fruits and vegetables in the Balearic Islands. 100% biocompostable and biodegradable Lidl has removed plastic shopping bags from its stores one year ago. Instead, it has introduced bags that are 100 percent biocompostable and biodegradable. They are being used initially in the fruit and vegetable section of its 23 supermarkets that...
24 May 2019
Lidl has acquired a new site in Belvedere, Greater London, and thus has set in motion its warehouse extension plans. 10,890 square feet site The Belvedere site is 10,890 square feet big. It is due to operate beside Lidl’s current distribution centre which is 312,153 square feet big and employs 332 people that work across a variety of different functions, including logistics, supply chain, p...
23 May 2019
Lidl to introduce parcel machines in Finland that will allow customers to pick up deliveries from various carriers. 4 cities initially included in the scheme Lidl plans to introduce the parcel machines initially in stores located at Rautatienkatu, Tampere and Espoonlahti, Espoo. The lockers are supplied by Finnish company Smartmile. The German retailer intends to introduce the lockers ev...
17 May 2019
Lidl US teams up with Boxed.com, a wholesale-style online retailer, to trial a home delivery service using the online retailer’s platform. Pilot taking place initially in two stores Lidl plans to trial initially the new home delivery service in two stores: Staten Island, New-York and Powder Springs, Georgia. The pilot kicks off next month, lasting six months. Lidl aims to take advantage of ...