Lidl news

30 May 2019
Lidl has announced the introduction of organic bags for its fruits and vegetables in the Balearic Islands. 100% biocompostable and biodegradable Lidl has removed plastic shopping bags from its stores one year ago. Instead, it has introduced bags that are 100 percent biocompostable and biodegradable. They are being used initially in the fruit and vegetable section of its 23 supermarkets that...
24 May 2019
Lidl has acquired a new site in Belvedere, Greater London, and thus has set in motion its warehouse extension plans. 10,890 square feet site The Belvedere site is 10,890 square feet big. It is due to operate beside Lidl’s current distribution centre which is 312,153 square feet big and employs 332 people that work across a variety of different functions, including logistics, supply chain, p...
23 May 2019
Lidl to introduce parcel machines in Finland that will allow customers to pick up deliveries from various carriers. 4 cities initially included in the scheme Lidl plans to introduce the parcel machines initially in stores located at Rautatienkatu, Tampere and Espoonlahti, Espoo. The lockers are supplied by Finnish company Smartmile. The German retailer intends to introduce the lockers ev...
17 May 2019
Lidl US teams up with Boxed.com, a wholesale-style online retailer, to trial a home delivery service using the online retailer’s platform. Pilot taking place initially in two stores Lidl plans to trial initially the new home delivery service in two stores: Staten Island, New-York and Powder Springs, Georgia. The pilot kicks off next month, lasting six months. Lidl aims to take advantage of ...
03 April 2019
Following a trial in August last year, Lidl has announced it will offer customers in its England, Scotland and Wales stores 5kg boxes filled with fruit and vegetables for £1.50. The produce included, will be slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated but still edible. The “Too Good To Waste” boxes will be created daily in store and will be available to purchase from when stores open until midd...
06 February 2019
Lidl UK is opening its thirteenth and largest regional distribution centre in Doncaster. It is investing £70 million in the new warehouse in Doncaster which will be its largest in the UK at 624,300 square feet. The new facility is predicted to process around 4,000 pallets a day, and deliver to 53 stores across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands initially. Tsvetelina Butrakova, L...
26 September 2018
In a move that could remove 50 tonnes of waste a year, Lidl has announced plans to stop using black plastic across its fruit and vegetable range. Eliminating waste Black plastic is not currently recyclable in the UK as it can’t be detected by plastic recycling sorting systems. Over the coming weeks, Lidl will work to remove the use of black plastic across many of its fruit and vegetable ran...
18 September 2018
Lidl, the fast-growing German discount retailer, has bought a site near Leeds to build its 17th regional distribution centre (RDC) in the UK. The company currently has 12 RDCs in operation and the Leeds site is the 5th in their pipeline of new warehouses: Doncaster, Bolton, Peterborough and Luton. The business has over 700 stores currently, supporting its market share of over 5% and growth r...
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...