Lidl news

10 July 2018
Single-use plastics is a growing concern in the grocery retail industry due to its environmental impact. We are seeing increased activity in the retail and FMCG sector to reduce single-use plastics in-stores, and Lidl's sister company, Kaufland, is one of the latest retailers to make such a commitment. Kaufland announces strategy to reduce plastics by 2025 Kaufland alongside its sister co...
04 June 2018
Lidl is to invest €100m in Portugal 2018, whilst in Spain, it’s furthering its sustainable programme by eliminating plastic bags. Supply chain investments in Portugal According to Hipersuper, Lidl Portugal will split its investment between opening new stores and remodelling exiting ones. €20m of the €100m will be spent on the modernisation of the Torres Novas warehouse. The warehouse will b...
03 April 2018
Lidl plans to grow its ecommerce sales to one billion euros in 2018. International growth Lidl has been focusing on growing its online business, particularly in its international markets. It has trialled a grocery offer in Germany but has since stopped selling food through the service, focusing on non-food for the time being. However, in the USA it has partnered with Shipt to offer grocer...
13 February 2018
The discounter plans to expand its store network and build a new €80m distribution centre. New 54,000 sq m distribution centre Lidl is set to roll out its largest planned project in the country, with planning permission now secured for a new distribution centre. Building work for the 54,000 sq m facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare, is set to commence in April. Since entering the country in...
10 January 2018
Lidl UK has announced plans to build a major new distribution centre to supply its London stores. Expansion in the capital To support its growth in London, Lidl is to build a new distribution centre in Luton, Bedfordshire. The facility will serve the discounter’s London stores, including five new locations inside the M25: Hornchurch, Rosehill, Shepherd's Bush, South Ruislip and Waltham...
15 November 2017
Lidl UK has opened a new distribution centre in Exeter, ahead of the busy festive season. Distributing 1.5 million mince pies The new facility has opened just in time for Lidl’s busiest time of year. In the week leading up to Christmas day, it will distribute 1.5 million mince pies, 40,000 turkeys and 100,000 packs of Brussels sprouts. £55m project The distribution centre, which is lo...
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Lidl has withdrawn food from its online offer in Germany.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 ...