Lidl news

10 March 2020
In a unique venture Lidl is looking to open its first pub, in a new store in Belfast, Ireland, according to The Irish News. We look at this in more detail and consider the future evolution of Lidl stores.  What will it look like? Lidl has submitted a planning application to turn part of its new store in Dundonald, Belfast into an off-licence and public house, with a bar and seating area. ...
03 March 2020
Market growth for the 12 weeks to 23rd February was +0.7% according to Kantar, up from +0.3% last month. Despite being modest, this was the fastest growth since November 2019. Sales were driven by better performance across the multiples. We look at this and the latest news from the leading retailers in more detail. Sainsbury's strongest performer of the Big Four Sainsbury’s was the best per...
02 March 2020
On 1 March, Lidl launched a new tier of rewards to its loyalty app, My Lidl. The scheme is dedicated to frequent shoppers. It aims to offer additional rewards to its most loyal customers and drive in-store frequency. Lidl US is adding fun to the shopping experience thanks to the gamification of its mobile app. The games will start at the beginning of each month and will change monthly to bri...
25 February 2020
Lidl has announced an innovative initiative to re-use discarded plastic packaging and help reduce marine pollution. Ocean-bound plastic Ocean-bound plastic consists of a minimum of 30% of plastic collected within 30 miles of oceans or major waterways in South East Asian regions. These areas are where plastic waste production is outpacing recycling infrastructure improvements, according to E...
24 February 2020
Lidl Finland has announced it is testing the Lidl Plus app ahead of a roll out during spring 2020. The discounter also hints the app will become borderless across Europe. Lidl Finland to launch the Lidl Plus app in spring 2020 Finland will become the ninth country where Lidl has launched its loyalty app. It is currently in the testing phase before a launch during spring 2020. The app was fi...
24 February 2020
Lidl has launched two new initiatives in Belgium and Germany to reduce food waste. This is part of its objective to reduce food waste by at least 30% by 2025. Fruits and vegetable boxes at €1 in Belgium The discounter has launched a new initiative to reduce food waste, it is called “Bon appétit, Zéro Gaspi” (Eat Well, Zero Waste). Lidl Belgium’s goal is to reduce food waste by 50% by 202...
20 February 2020
Lidl has opened its 800th store in Great Britain as it forges ahead with network expansion to reach its target 1,000 store target by the end of 2023. Four new stores in one day with more to follow Today (20 February 2020) the retailer will open four stores across the country, at locations in London, Cambridge, Boston and Dumbarton. Six more stores will open next week boosting its total by 1...
18 February 2020
Lidl and Kaufland have committed to reducing their consumption of single-use plastics throughout their operations and range by 2025. This is part of their 360-degree strategy to help educate shoppers about environmental responsibility, to review the use of plastics in their operations and work in partnership with suppliers to reduce the use of plastic packaging . To underline the su...
04 February 2020
The start to 2020 saw weak growth in the GB grocery market, with sales +0.3% in the 12 weeks to January 26th, according to Kantar. Once again shoppers committed to Dry January and Veganuary, boosting sales in some areas but not driving significant growth across the sector. We look at this in more detail and key retailers' performance during the period. Volumes continue to fall The slow mark...
04 February 2020
The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), Christine Tacon, has today (4 February 2020) launched her annual survey, inviting suppliers to share their experiences of trading relationships with major retailers and highlight any issues they are facing. The survey has played a vital role in helping the GCA to achieve progress for suppliers, demonstrating where retailers efforts have improved Code ...