Lidl news

08 November 2017
Lidl has withdrawn food from its online offer in Germany. Focusing on strengths Lidl had previously offered a limited food range through its online platform in Germany. However, it will now only be possible to buy non-food, including textiles, industrial goods and alcohol online. Its reasons for this scale back are predominantly financial and it will look to re-enter the online food busines...
23 October 2017
Lidl US has started to offer online shopping in partnership with Shipt in Greenville, NC, according to reports in the  Upstate Business Journal . Membership based delivery model Shipt is a membership-based grocery marketplace that delivers fresh foods and household essentials from a range of retailers. Members pay an annual fee of $99, and order via an app, providing unlimited free delivery f...
18 October 2017
Lidl has unveiled plans for a new regional distribution centre (RDC), which will be its largest in the UK. 6th DC announced in 2017 Lidl is to build its new RDC in Peterborough. The facility will be its largest in the UK and will supply food and non-food items to stores in the region. It is the discounter’s sixth DC to be announced this year and will work will start following planning...
05 April 2017
Lidl has opened a distribution centre in the West Midlands, its largest in the UK. 40,500 sq m facility At 40,500 sq m – the size of 10 football pitches – the facility is Lidl UK’s largest. It’s located in Wednesbury in the West Midlands, halfway between Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Part of £1.5bn investment The DC, along with three others in Exeter, Avonmouth and Southampton, forms ...
22 March 2017
Lidl has signed up to Back British Farming, an NFU charter. Committing to British The Back British Farming charter launched in 2013, part of the NFU’s wider efforts to put British farming at the heart of food production policies. It asks for the support of the food manufacturing industry, consumers and politicians. Retailers signed up – including Aldi, M&S, Morrisons, the Co-op and Waitrose...
15 March 2017
Kaufland has confirmed its intension to enter Australia with the launch of a new website, the recruitment of personnel and has started to actively seek new store locations. New HQ in Melbourne In November last year, Kaufland, which is part of Schwaz Group with Lidl , announced that it was actively conducting a feasibility study for entry into the Australian market. However, the retailer appe...
01 March 2017
We round up two of Lidl’s latest supply chain and sustainability developments in the UK and Ireland. New Scottish HQ Lidl is to build a new distribution centre and Scottish headquarters in North Lanarkshire, east of Glasgow. The 58,000 sq m facility will support Lidl’s 92 Scottish stores. It replaces the company’s existing distribution centre and headquarters in West Lothian, west of Edinburg...
15 February 2017
Lidl is to build a major new logistics hub for its online operations in the Netherlands. 58,000 sq m facility Lidl is to lease a 58,000 sq m facility from Delin Capital Asset Management (DCAM) to support its growing ecommerce offering in the Netherlands. The fulfilment centre will be one of the largest built in North West Europe this year, with construction beginning by Q3 this year. The f...
04 January 2017
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we learnt a lot about German discounter Lidl ’s UK development plans. Lidl, which has a reputation for thrift, is set to splash-out to develop and improve its distribution network, announcing it would take space at two separate, but equally strategic locations. The first site, in Doncaster, Yorkshire will see Lidl build a depot at the iPort development...
14 December 2016
Having announced plans to open a facility in Doncaster just last week, Lidl have this week announced a further development to its distribution network. It intends to take 187,000 sq ft of space at DP World’s London Gateway location and will begin operating out of the new facility in early 2017. Strategically important location The supermarket has recently sought to strengthen its distribution...