Lidl news

10 February 2016
Lidl is increasing supply chain capability in Belgium by reopening its newly extended, multi-temperature Genk distribution centre. Focus on fresh With an €18m investment, Lidl has extended its Genk distribution centre with an extra 5,675 sq m of multi-temperature storage, providing extra capability to distribute fresh and frozen products. Lidl’s focus on fresh products in Belgium is reson...
19 January 2016
Lidl has invested €20m in a state-of-the-art logistics centre in western Romania. 45,000 sq m facility The facility is 45,000 sq m and will cost €20m to build. The location of the logistics centre – in Lugoj, western Romania – is key as it has links to the A1 and A6 highways; ideal for supplying to stores in the south-west of Romania. Lidl will work with Romanian construction firm, Bog’...
06 January 2016
Lidl has exchanged contracts with Sainsbury’s on a site near Exeter Airport to build a new distribution centre to serve the South West of the UK. New huge DC It has been revealed that Lidl and Sainsbury’s have exchanged contracts on site which Sainsbury’s had previously planned to build a 46,000 sq.m distribution centre on. The new site located at Clyst Honiton, near Exeter Airport, will gi...
30 November 2015
Lidl in Germany has acquired Kochzauber, a local grocery delivery company. A growing trend Kochzauber delivers boxes of ingredients for meal recipes, with prices starting from €39 per carton. The investment allows Lidl to expand its presence in the e-commerce market, as well as move into the high-potential recipe-box delivery market. Indeed, recipe boxes are popular in the Nordics and Asi...
10 November 2015
Lidl has launched a new generation of distribution centre in the north of France near Lille, according to reports. New standard of logistics The new facility is located in Armentieres, northern France, taking over the distribution services from Lidl’s Lesquin site. The new temperature-controlled DC, which cost around €35m, represents a new standard for logistics facilities in France and Lid...
28 October 2015
Lidl has launched a new online service to compete with Amazon’s Prime Pantry offer in Germany. Lidl ‘Vorratsbox’ Following Amazon's introduction of its Prime Pantry offer in Germany, Lidl has launched a version of the service, called Lidl 'Vorratsbox' ('Storage box'). For the moment shoppers are only able to buy from a limited number of Lidl products, mainly limited mainly to wine, coffee, ...
07 October 2015
Lidl has named a new Chief Operations Officer for its UK business. 13 years’ Lidl experience Martin Bailie, current joint chief operations officer at Lidl Ireland, has been given the role in the UK. Martin has worked at Lidl for 13 years, having started as an area manager for the retailer in 2002. His new role will involve working alongside another COO, Chris Walker, who will have different...
01 September 2015
Lidl has finished construction of a new distribution centre in Ramuchyay, Lithuania, according to reports. Part of wider expansion plans Lidl has revealed it has completed the construction of a new DC in Lithuania. The new EUR30m site will support the roll-out of a network of stores across the country. The 42,000 sq.m site took over a year to build, and although construction is complete no ...
27 July 2015
Lidl has begun implementing new SAP solutions to centralise and simplify its IT infrastructure, according to reports. Centralising IT system Lidl has revealed that it has initially begun implementing the SAP solutions in Austria and will roll it out to other countries gradually. The discount retailer needed a new centralised IT system to help bring together its legacy for IT architecture an...
16 June 2015
Lidl has confirmed plans for its US market entry, including details of its first operational area. Company HQ and regional distribution centre to be located in Virginia Lidl initially started to review the potential for the US market in 2013, with further details emerging last year of a plan to open stores around 2018. The retailer has confirmed that it is investing $202m in its venture, in...