Lidl news

28 July 2020
In the 12 weeks to 12th July take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew 23.2%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including key performance from SuperValu and Lidl. Shoppers show some signs of normality returning Despite market growth still being strong and shopping habits remaining disrupted, there are signs that the market is returning to normality. The pattern we ar...
23 July 2020
Carrefour Italia has appointed a new executive director, Christophe Rabatel, who was the former executive director of Carrefour Poland. Meanwhile, Gruppo PAM reveals it has partnered with RetailPro to launch the PAM banner in the Campania region. Separately, Lidl Italia reveals its investment plans, while reinforcing its three of its strategic pillars. Carrefour Italia appoints new director ...
21 July 2020
As retailers across the Nordics invest in foodservice opportunities in-store, out of store and online, we share some of the latest innovations from Finland. 1. Europe’s biggest sushi seller and country’s biggest venue in new partnership Kesko K-Citymarket Järvenpää, which won the IGD Store of the Year award 2019 claims to be Europe’s biggest sushi seller, selling thousands of kilograms...
21 July 2020
Take home grocery sales continue to rise, with 16.9% growth in the 12-week period up to 12th July, according to Kantar. This was the fastest growth on record since 1994, showing what a significant impact the pandemic is having on shoppers' behaviour. The 12 weeks include sales after the initial phase of strict lockdown in April, capturing the three months following this of eased restrictions for ...
15 July 2020
The Republic of Ireland has become the tenth country where Lidl has launched its loyalty app, Lidl Plus. What is it? The Lidl Plus app offers the following features: Weekly discount coupons to be redeemed at the checkout Scratch cards offering a fun way to access additional promotional offers, such as money off a specific product, or the full shopping basket Purchase history tra...
14 July 2020
Despite disruptions from COVID, Lidl is still on track with its opening plans. We look at these in more detail. 100 new store openings by 2023 Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Lidl plans to continue with its ambitious expansion plans. The retailer has two key goals for the years ahead, according to Retail Gazette; Open 25 new stores by the end of 2020 Reach 1,000 sto...
07 July 2020
The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government. VAT cut to help population and consumption Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government has implemented a temporary VAT ra...
02 July 2020
Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
30 June 2020
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
26 June 2020
We look at the German discounter’s most recent acquisitions and what it could mean for its future digital developments, including the idea of launching a marketplace. Acquisition of German marketplace real.de Schwarz Group, Lidl’s and Kaufland’s parent company, has acquired in June 2020 one of the largest marketplaces in Germany: real.de. The marketplace, which offers both grocery and non-g...