Lidl news

07 December 2016
Lidl has announced plans to build a major new distribution centre in Doncaster, UK. 13th UK DC The £70m facility, which will be 58,000 sq m, will be Lidl’s 13th in the UK. It follows the opening of the discounter’s newest regional distribution centre in Southampton in November. Growing the network The facility is part of Lidl ’s plan to invest £1.5bn in the UK over a three-year period, ...
23 November 2016
Lidl Romania has opened a green distribution centre, the first of its kind for the discounter. 22,500 pallet capacity Lidl has invested €20m in a new distribution centre in Lugoj, western Romania. The 45,000 sq m facility has been built using the latest sustainable technologies to ensure increased energy efficiency. When fully operational, the DC will have a capacity of 22,500 pallets; the...
01 November 2016
Lidl has announced a £55m investment for its 10th UK distribution centre. Lid’s largest UK DC The £55m project has seen Lidl invest in a 39,000 sq m regional distribution centre in Southampton, making it the discounter’s largest facility in the UK. The RDC will supply stores in Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex in southern England, creating up to 400 jobs. Part of £1.5bn investment Th...
25 October 2016
Lidl has announced it will start selling fresh products online in Germany. Online grocery market evolving in Germany Lidl is following the lead of Edeka and Rewe in launching a full online offer and is the first of the discounters to offer fresh food through this channel. Kaufland, which is owned by the Schwarz Group (which also owns Lidl), has also recently announced a move into online, with...
18 October 2016
As Lidl continues with building its first stores and support infrastructure in the north east ahead of its US market entry, it is also looking to develop sites in additional areas. Store and distribution centre construction underway According to reports in Supermarket News, Lidl has begun to look at sites in Texas. To date the retailer’s activities have been focused on the north east, develo...
12 October 2016
Martin Bailie is leaving Lidl UK before the end of the year having been offered a job opportunity outside the discounter. Steps down after 14 years Martin Bailie has been with the discounter for 14 years, joining as a graduate in 2002. In his time with Lidl UK, he progressed from area manager to regional director, before moving to Lidl Ireland to take over the role of chief operating officer ...
22 August 2016
Aldi is investing $57m to establish a division headquarters and 46,000 sq m distribution centre in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Heading towards 2,000 stores by the end of 2018 This new investment comes as Aldi continues with its accelerated opening plan, aiming to have 2,000 stores operational in the US by the end of 2018. The retailer currently has 32 stores in Virginia, with plans to add up ...
10 August 2016
Lidl has announced plans to open a regional headquarters and distribution centre (DC) in Maryland, USA. $100m investment The discounter plans to invest $100m in the two facilities, which will be in Perryville, Cecil County. The location has been strategically chosen for its transport links: it’s about halfway between Baltimore (Maryland) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), just off the I-95 hi...
28 June 2016
Lidl has announced its entry into its 27th market, Lithuania, and a major investment in Spain. Lithuania: entering the market with 15 stores Lidl has entered its 27th market. The discounter launched its new venture in Lithuania with 15 stores across nine towns and cities, including five stores in the capital city of Vilnius. Supporting these and future stores is a €40m logistics centre i...
22 June 2016
Lidl is continuing its expansion in Sweden with a new distribution centre. 44,000 sq m facility The facility, which will be 44,000 sq m and will serve up to 100 stores, will be located in Örebro, in the south of Sweden. When completed, it will be Lidl's third distribution centre in the coutnry since it opened its first stores in the country in 2003. It has good road links to the rest of the...