Lidl news

03 April 2019
Following a trial in August last year, Lidl has announced it will offer customers in its England, Scotland and Wales stores 5kg boxes filled with fruit and vegetables for £1.50. The produce included, will be slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated but still edible. The “Too Good To Waste” boxes will be created daily in store and will be available to purchase from when stores open until midd...
06 February 2019
Lidl UK is opening its thirteenth and largest regional distribution centre in Doncaster. It is investing £70 million in the new warehouse in Doncaster which will be its largest in the UK at 624,300 square feet. The new facility is predicted to process around 4,000 pallets a day, and deliver to 53 stores across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands initially. Tsvetelina Butrakova, L...
26 September 2018
In a move that could remove 50 tonnes of waste a year, Lidl has announced plans to stop using black plastic across its fruit and vegetable range. Eliminating waste Black plastic is not currently recyclable in the UK as it can’t be detected by plastic recycling sorting systems. Over the coming weeks, Lidl will work to remove the use of black plastic across many of its fruit and vegetable ran...
18 September 2018
Lidl, the fast-growing German discount retailer, has bought a site near Leeds to build its 17th regional distribution centre (RDC) in the UK. The company currently has 12 RDCs in operation and the Leeds site is the 5th in their pipeline of new warehouses: Doncaster, Bolton, Peterborough and Luton. The business has over 700 stores currently, supporting its market share of over 5% and growth r...
10 July 2018
Single-use plastics is a growing concern in the grocery retail industry due to its environmental impact. We are seeing increased activity in the retail and FMCG sector to reduce single-use plastics in-stores, and Lidl's sister company, Kaufland, is one of the latest retailers to make such a commitment. Kaufland announces strategy to reduce plastics by 2025 Kaufland alongside its sister co...
04 June 2018
Lidl is to invest €100m in Portugal 2018, whilst in Spain, it’s furthering its sustainable programme by eliminating plastic bags. Supply chain investments in Portugal According to Hipersuper, Lidl Portugal will split its investment between opening new stores and remodelling exiting ones. €20m of the €100m will be spent on the modernisation of the Torres Novas warehouse. The warehouse will b...
03 April 2018
Lidl plans to grow its ecommerce sales to one billion euros in 2018. International growth Lidl has been focusing on growing its online business, particularly in its international markets. It has trialled a grocery offer in Germany but has since stopped selling food through the service, focusing on non-food for the time being. However, in the USA it has partnered with Shipt to offer grocer...
13 February 2018
The discounter plans to expand its store network and build a new €80m distribution centre. New 54,000 sq m distribution centre Lidl is set to roll out its largest planned project in the country, with planning permission now secured for a new distribution centre. Building work for the 54,000 sq m facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare, is set to commence in April. Since entering the country in...
10 January 2018
Lidl UK has announced plans to build a major new distribution centre to supply its London stores. Expansion in the capital To support its growth in London, Lidl is to build a new distribution centre in Luton, Bedfordshire. The facility will serve the discounter’s London stores, including five new locations inside the M25: Hornchurch, Rosehill, Shepherd's Bush, South Ruislip and Waltham...
15 November 2017
Lidl UK has opened a new distribution centre in Exeter, ahead of the busy festive season. Distributing 1.5 million mince pies The new facility has opened just in time for Lidl’s busiest time of year. In the week leading up to Christmas day, it will distribute 1.5 million mince pies, 40,000 turkeys and 100,000 packs of Brussels sprouts. £55m project The distribution centre, which is lo...