Lidl news

01 March 2017
We round up two of Lidl’s latest supply chain and sustainability developments in the UK and Ireland. New Scottish HQ Lidl is to build a new distribution centre and Scottish headquarters in North Lanarkshire, east of Glasgow. The 58,000 sq m facility will support Lidl’s 92 Scottish stores. It replaces the company’s existing distribution centre and headquarters in West Lothian, west of Edinburg...
15 February 2017
Lidl is to build a major new logistics hub for its online operations in the Netherlands. 58,000 sq m facility Lidl is to lease a 58,000 sq m facility from Delin Capital Asset Management (DCAM) to support its growing ecommerce offering in the Netherlands. The fulfilment centre will be one of the largest built in North West Europe this year, with construction beginning by Q3 this year. The f...
04 January 2017
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we learnt a lot about German discounter Lidl ’s UK development plans. Lidl, which has a reputation for thrift, is set to splash-out to develop and improve its distribution network, announcing it would take space at two separate, but equally strategic locations. The first site, in Doncaster, Yorkshire will see Lidl build a depot at the iPort development...
14 December 2016
Having announced plans to open a facility in Doncaster just last week, Lidl have this week announced a further development to its distribution network. It intends to take 187,000 sq ft of space at DP World’s London Gateway location and will begin operating out of the new facility in early 2017. Strategically important location The supermarket has recently sought to strengthen its distribution...
07 December 2016
Lidl has announced plans to build a major new distribution centre in Doncaster, UK. 13th UK DC The £70m facility, which will be 58,000 sq m, will be Lidl’s 13th in the UK. It follows the opening of the discounter’s newest regional distribution centre in Southampton in November. Growing the network The facility is part of Lidl ’s plan to invest £1.5bn in the UK over a three-year period, ...
23 November 2016
Lidl Romania has opened a green distribution centre, the first of its kind for the discounter. 22,500 pallet capacity Lidl has invested €20m in a new distribution centre in Lugoj, western Romania. The 45,000 sq m facility has been built using the latest sustainable technologies to ensure increased energy efficiency. When fully operational, the DC will have a capacity of 22,500 pallets; the...
01 November 2016
Lidl has announced a £55m investment for its 10th UK distribution centre. Lid’s largest UK DC The £55m project has seen Lidl invest in a 39,000 sq m regional distribution centre in Southampton, making it the discounter’s largest facility in the UK. The RDC will supply stores in Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex in southern England, creating up to 400 jobs. Part of £1.5bn investment Th...
25 October 2016
Lidl has announced it will start selling fresh products online in Germany. Online grocery market evolving in Germany Lidl is following the lead of Edeka and Rewe in launching a full online offer and is the first of the discounters to offer fresh food through this channel. Kaufland, which is owned by the Schwarz Group (which also owns Lidl), has also recently announced a move into online, with...
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 ...