Lidl news

09 June 2016
The need for speed, especially in the online arena, is driving investment in supply chain automation. Has the food and grocery industry finally shaken off past demons to embrace supply chain automation? Laura shares her thoughts.   Historically, automated supply chains in food and grocery are relatively few and far between, with many of the big grocery retailers tending to shy away from ful...
31 May 2016
Schwarz Group has reported revenue growth of 7% to €85.7bn in the financial year 2015/2016. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to €64.4 bn, while Kaufland revenue increased by 4% to €21.1 bn. Increased investment The group plans to increase its capital expenditure from €5.2 bn to €6.5 bn in the current financial year 2016/17. At Lidl, the majority of funds will be allocated in the new store o...
26 April 2016
Following recent logistics expansions in Europe, Lidl has announced plans to build 4 new regional distribution centres (RDC) in the UK. 56,000 sq m facility Lidl’s major new RDC, which will be 56,000 sq m, will be in Avonmouth, near Bristol in the West of England. It will be built on a 134,000 sq m site purchased by the retailer, replacing the existing facility in Weston-super-Mare. ...
02 March 2016
Lidl is to open a major new distribution centre (DC) in Slovakia. 128,000 facility The facility is located in Sereď, with good road links to nearby Trnava and the Slovak capital, Bratislava. At 128,00 sq m, the DC is one of Lidl’s largest DCs in Europe and has been in construction since spring 2015. Along with two existing Lidl DCs in Slovakia, the new facility will service all of the...
16 February 2016
Lidl has announced plans to open its new Lithuanian distribution centre (DC) in April. €30m facility Following the completion of a new DC in Ramuciai, Lithuania, Lidl has announced that it will open in mid-April. The 42,000 sq m facility is near the southern city of Kaunas and 100km from the country’s capital, Vilnius, with good road links to the rest of the country. The new €30m site w...
15 February 2016
Kaufland plans to launch its online business by 2017, using its own logistics, Lebensmittel Zeitung has reported. Hiring experienced professionals Kaufland is looking for a professional with the background of online and e-commerce including a Chief Digital Officer. It has recently hired Marcus Rodermann, Sales and Marketing MD from fashion online retailer Heine. Rodermann is leading the Omn...
10 February 2016
Lidl is increasing supply chain capability in Belgium by reopening its newly extended, multi-temperature Genk distribution centre. Focus on fresh With an €18m investment, Lidl has extended its Genk distribution centre with an extra 5,675 sq m of multi-temperature storage, providing extra capability to distribute fresh and frozen products. Lidl’s focus on fresh products in Belgium is reson...
19 January 2016
Lidl has invested €20m in a state-of-the-art logistics centre in western Romania. 45,000 sq m facility The facility is 45,000 sq m and will cost €20m to build. The location of the logistics centre – in Lugoj, western Romania – is key as it has links to the A1 and A6 highways; ideal for supplying to stores in the south-west of Romania. Lidl will work with Romanian construction firm, Bog’...
06 January 2016
Lidl has exchanged contracts with Sainsbury’s on a site near Exeter Airport to build a new distribution centre to serve the South West of the UK. New huge DC It has been revealed that Lidl and Sainsbury’s have exchanged contracts on site which Sainsbury’s had previously planned to build a 46,000 sq.m distribution centre on. The new site located at Clyst Honiton, near Exeter Airport, will gi...
30 November 2015
Lidl in Germany has acquired Kochzauber, a local grocery delivery company. A growing trend Kochzauber delivers boxes of ingredients for meal recipes, with prices starting from €39 per carton. The investment allows Lidl to expand its presence in the e-commerce market, as well as move into the high-potential recipe-box delivery market. Indeed, recipe boxes are popular in the Nordics and Asi...