Lidl news

10 November 2015
Lidl has launched a new generation of distribution centre in the north of France near Lille, according to reports. New standard of logistics The new facility is located in Armentieres, northern France, taking over the distribution services from Lidl’s Lesquin site. The new temperature-controlled DC, which cost around €35m, represents a new standard for logistics facilities in France and Lid...
28 October 2015
Lidl has launched a new online service to compete with Amazon’s Prime Pantry offer in Germany. Lidl ‘Vorratsbox’ Following Amazon's introduction of its Prime Pantry offer in Germany, Lidl has launched a version of the service, called Lidl 'Vorratsbox' ('Storage box'). For the moment shoppers are only able to buy from a limited number of Lidl products, mainly limited mainly to wine, coffee, ...
07 October 2015
Lidl has named a new Chief Operations Officer for its UK business. 13 years’ Lidl experience Martin Bailie, current joint chief operations officer at Lidl Ireland, has been given the role in the UK. Martin has worked at Lidl for 13 years, having started as an area manager for the retailer in 2002. His new role will involve working alongside another COO, Chris Walker, who will have different...
01 September 2015
Lidl has finished construction of a new distribution centre in Ramuchyay, Lithuania, according to reports. Part of wider expansion plans Lidl has revealed it has completed the construction of a new DC in Lithuania. The new EUR30m site will support the roll-out of a network of stores across the country. The 42,000 sq.m site took over a year to build, and although construction is complete no ...
27 July 2015
Lidl has begun implementing new SAP solutions to centralise and simplify its IT infrastructure, according to reports. Centralising IT system Lidl has revealed that it has initially begun implementing the SAP solutions in Austria and will roll it out to other countries gradually. The discount retailer needed a new centralised IT system to help bring together its legacy for IT architecture an...
16 June 2015
Lidl has confirmed plans for its US market entry, including details of its first operational area. Company HQ and regional distribution centre to be located in Virginia Lidl initially started to review the potential for the US market in 2013, with further details emerging last year of a plan to open stores around 2018. The retailer has confirmed that it is investing $202m in its venture, in...
14 April 2015
Lidl Bulgaria is planning to build a new distribution centre (DC) in Bulgaria as part of ongoing Central and Eastern European expansions, according to press reports. Investing in supply chain efficiency Expanding its DC capacity across Europe has been a key aspect of the discounter’s plan to streamline its logistics and support sales growth. The new DC in Bulgaria will be Lidl’s second in the...
23 March 2015
Lidl is to open a new distribution centre in Wednesbury, West Midlands, UK, according to reports. Increasing UK distribution operations Lidl is to build a new DC in the West Midlands at Opus Land and St Francis’s Opus Blueprint scheme in Wednesbury near Junction 9 of the M6. This will be the retailer’s second in the region as it looks to increase its distribution operations in the UK. The 41,...
14 January 2015
Lidl is to open a new distribution centre in Poland to increase supply chain efficiency and support growing sales, according to press reports. Improving distribution network Lidl is to open a 45,000 sq.m DC in Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park as the retailer ensures its distribution network is fit-for-purpose to cope with increasing demand. The DC will serve Lidl stores located in ...
02 April 2014
Lidl has extended its logistics contract with DHL Supply Chain for a further three years. New trailer pilot Following the contract extension, DHL will introduce new longer semi-trailers as part of a pilot scheme to improve efficiency in Lidl’s transport operation. The new 14.6 metre trailers will serve 50 of Lidl’s delivery routes across the UK. Increased efficiency Through this pilot i...