Lidl news

18 October 2016
As Lidl continues with building its first stores and support infrastructure in the north east ahead of its US market entry, it is also looking to develop sites in additional areas. Store and distribution centre construction underway According to reports in Supermarket News, Lidl has begun to look at sites in Texas. To date the retailer’s activities have been focused on the north east, develo...
12 October 2016
Martin Bailie is leaving Lidl UK before the end of the year having been offered a job opportunity outside the discounter. Steps down after 14 years Martin Bailie has been with the discounter for 14 years, joining as a graduate in 2002. In his time with Lidl UK, he progressed from area manager to regional director, before moving to Lidl Ireland to take over the role of chief operating officer ...
22 August 2016
Aldi is investing $57m to establish a division headquarters and 46,000 sq m distribution centre in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Heading towards 2,000 stores by the end of 2018 This new investment comes as Aldi continues with its accelerated opening plan, aiming to have 2,000 stores operational in the US by the end of 2018. The retailer currently has 32 stores in Virginia, with plans to add up ...
10 August 2016
Lidl has announced plans to open a regional headquarters and distribution centre (DC) in Maryland, USA. $100m investment The discounter plans to invest $100m in the two facilities, which will be in Perryville, Cecil County. The location has been strategically chosen for its transport links: it’s about halfway between Baltimore (Maryland) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), just off the I-95 hi...
28 June 2016
Lidl has announced its entry into its 27th market, Lithuania, and a major investment in Spain. Lithuania: entering the market with 15 stores Lidl has entered its 27th market. The discounter launched its new venture in Lithuania with 15 stores across nine towns and cities, including five stores in the capital city of Vilnius. Supporting these and future stores is a €40m logistics centre i...
22 June 2016
Lidl is continuing its expansion in Sweden with a new distribution centre. 44,000 sq m facility The facility, which will be 44,000 sq m and will serve up to 100 stores, will be located in Örebro, in the south of Sweden. When completed, it will be Lidl's third distribution centre in the coutnry since it opened its first stores in the country in 2003. It has good road links to the rest of the...
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...