Lidl news

31 March 2020
In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Aldi Introduces priority shopping for all emergency workers. They will be able to bypass the queues into store any time by showing ID Store and distribution staff will recieve a 10% pay rise, backdated from 9th March, in recogn...
24 February 2020
Lidl Denmark announced the introduction of two biogas-powered lorries to its fleet used for transporting refrigerated products. Being more sustainable The lorries will form part of Lidl’s food distribution network, and will be transporting goods from the logistics centre in Køge to stores across Sjælland. Marcus Gustafsson, Lidl’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: " At Lidl, we have a ...
21 February 2020
Lidl and Irish postal services provider An Post have joined efforts to offer customers the opportunity to collect parcels from lockers located in Lidl’s car parks. Available in and around Dublin Customers based in Dublin and the surrounding commuter areas are able to collect their parcels from a secure An Post parcel locker, accessible 24 hours a day, with the exception of a couple of store...
12 February 2020
Lidl has announced the purchase of land adjacent to its existing warehouse in Bridgend (South Wales), as it looks to to extend its distribution centre (DC) to over 387,500 sq ft. Supporting its growing network of stores According to Lidl, the expansion plans provide “capacity to increase the workforce further in the future”. At the moment, the DC, which is one of 13 Lidl DC’s operating acro...
22 November 2019
Discounter Lidl today opened a new distribution centre near Newbridge, County Kildare.  58,000 sq. m facility It is estimated that the 58,000 sq. m building will be able to hold 49 million items, over 60% of these coming from Lidl’s 225 Irish suppliers.  The site replaces Lidl’s previous Newbridge distribution centre, which was half the size. The centre will serve a network of 90 stores in ...
15 November 2019
Lidl Italia is partnering with the MyFoody app to reduce food waste by providing a greater visibility on products that are near their expiry date. 55 stores to start with 55 Lidl stores (out of a total of 650) in the metropolitan areas of Milan, Turin and Bologna will be involved initially. The app offers consumers a discount of up to 30% on near-expiry items, which are highlighted via a...
25 October 2019
The Schwarz Group, the parent company of Lidl and Kaufland, has intensified its collaboration with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). First retailer to become a shareholder of DFKI The Schwarz Group has acquired shares in DFKI, and as a result becomes the first trading company to become one of its 29 shareholders. The Group confirmed that it will closely work ...
24 October 2019
German discounter Lidl has opened a new logistics centre in the municipality of Zalec, in central Slovenia. 70 million euros According to the retailer, the new €70 million logistics centre, spanning 13 hectares, will help shorten transportation times and lower its greenhouse gas emissions. It will also increase the retailer’s storage capacities and upgrade its operations in the country. ...
18 October 2019
Lidl has started testing a grocery pickup service in its Destelbergen store. The new service will allow customers to pick up the orders they’ve placed online and will cost €2.99. Plans to extend the trial to St-Denijs-Westrem in November Customers use a barcode that’s sent to their emails to collect their orders. In addition to Destelbergen, Lidl plans to extend the service in November to i...
16 October 2019
Lidl is due to invest £15 billion in British suppliers across the next five years. It has also committed to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by 10% over the next twelve months. Additional initiatives In addition to its multi-billion pound investment into UK food, farming and production, the retailer is set to introduce longer-term contracts that give its sup...