Lidl news

04 January 2021
As 2021 begins, we can reflect that 2020 didn’t play out as we might have expected. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led companies to reflect on their priorities and focus on shorter time scales. In this article, we consider five key themes we expect to shape retailers’ strategy in 2021 and share videos of this in practice. 1. Drive for value Delivering value has been a defining tr...
21 December 2020
The UK government has introduced new rules for Christmas, with tighter restrictions in some areas of the country. We explore these, and the implications for the grocery sector. What has changed? A new tier has been introduced for London and much of the south-east The whole of Wales has entered another lockdown Scotland will enter a new lockdown from 26 December Where are the n...
16 December 2020
The Irish grocery market continues to see growth accelerate, as another lockdown begins and we approach the festive season. Take-home grocery sales grew 16.4% in the 12 weeks to 29th November, according to the latest figures from Kantar, an increase on the 14.4% growth we saw in the previous reporting period. Busiest month since first lockdown Just as we saw in October, spend was over €1bn ...
14 December 2020
To mark World Human Rights Day Lidl GB has published a Human Rights Impact Assessment. As part of the assessment the retailer commits to supporting three areas to help its business in being good for the planet, producers and people. We look at these areas in more detail. 1. More effective action against worker exploitation Lidl has strengthened its governance process for human rights. It ha...
11 December 2020
Lidl UK has launched a money off voucher in two national newspapers. It is using the run up to Christmas as a great opportunity to encourage shoppers back into store, and win over those who are undecided about where to do their Christmas shop. £10 off for a limited time The voucher gives shoppers £10 off when they spend £40 or more in store. It will be published in The Times and The Sun new...
08 December 2020
Lidl, B&M and Amazon have become the latest retailers to repay business rates relief received from the UK government and devolved administrations during the pandemic. The announcements follow the decision by Tesco to repay the relief last week and subsequent moves from Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Aldi . In total the relief set to be repaid by grocery retailers has now reached £1.9bn. L...
08 December 2020
A combination of shoppers planning earlier for Christmas, and a national lockdown in England, led to the grocery market's fastest rate of growth since August. The market grew 11.3% in the 12 weeks to 29 November, according to Kantar. We look at key retailers' sales growth, the latest online developments, and highlight format development from the Big Four in November.  Preparing for Christmas a...
30 November 2020
Schwarz Group, Lidl and Kaufland parent’s company, is set to launch smart cloud solutions in early 2021. Lidl is reorganizing its IT and digital divisions to focus on the digital transformation of its stores, while the recent acquisition of the real.de marketplace will accelerate Kaufland’s omnichannel transformation. Smart cloud solutions made in Europe Schwarz Group will launch clou...
17 November 2020
Tesco, Sainsbury's and Lidl are the latest to launch their Christmas adverts, taking light-hearted approaches to bringing seasonal cheer to shoppers. Tesco Tesco takes a fun approach with its Christmas advert this year. Acknowledging how we've all done something that earns us a place on the naughty list (even Santa), in a year like no other, everyone deserves a treat this festive season. A ...
17 November 2020
Growth in the Irish grocery market accelerated to +14.4% in the 12 weeks to 1st November, according to the latest results from Kantar. As the nationwide lockdown came into place growth continued to rise, reaching +18.8% in the last four weeks. All retailers saw an increase in sales compared to the previous reporting period, when overall market growth was +11.9%. Growing basket size and moving ...