Lidl news

20 May 2022
Lidl and Kaufland’s parent company, Schwarz group has announced its FY21 results. Key numbers for the year ending February 2022 Group sales + 6.6% to €133.6bn Kaufland sales +7.4% to €27.3bn Lidl sales +4.7% to €100.8bn Total online sales for both banners reached €1.7bn The group invested €8bn last year in opening new stores, modernizing existing ones and financia...
16 May 2022
The government has announced revised dates for some HFSS restrictions. What has changed? There have been two major changes to the timelines of implementing HFSS policies: Restrictions on volume price promotions e.g., BOGOF have been postponed by one year, until October 2023 The restrictions banning HFSS adverts on TV before 9 pm and paid-for adverts online will also be paused for...
16 May 2022
Traditionally, a large percentage of Spanish shoppers used to get their fresh food in traditional stores and markets, buying their dry groceries in supermarkets. However, in recent years retailers have improved their fresh offer, progressively gaining share from the traditional sector. Therefore, while over 30% of fresh food is still sold through the traditional sector, this figure is steadily...
26 April 2022
The latest release from the insight business Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 17 April 2022 grocery retail spend in Great Britain fell by 0.6% versus 2020. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that this comparative has been negative, showing once again the impact the first lockdown had on boosting the sector. Compa...
04 April 2022
Over the last decade, Lidl and Aldi have evolved from being two no-frills hard discounters paying little attention to fresh produce to become increasingly supermarket-like. Thus, while their strategy remains focused on providing low prices and a strong private label offer, they have strongly upweighted their focus on fresh and organic products and ranges. Both retailers are rising up the ranki...
29 March 2022
The GB market declined by 6.3% in the 12 weeks to March 20th against 2021’s elevated performance, according to the latest data from Kantar. This result is being driven by the eating out sector reclaiming some spend from retail and food-to-go sales also picking up as socialising and working patterns begin to normalise. Compared to March 2020 when the pandemic impact started, sales were ahead by ju...
09 March 2022
2022’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 21 February to 6 March. We look at how three retailers and quick commerce operator Zapp promoted Fairtrade products and supported the event. What is Fairtrade? The Fairtrade Foundation defines Fairtrade as, ‘a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farme...
01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...
08 February 2022
Sales in the Irish market declined 6.4% in the 12 weeks to 23 January, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline, sales remained elevated compared to pre-pandemic levels, with market growth at +11.2% versus 2020. Shopping habits are returning to normal Shoppers are buying more than pre-pandemic when they do visit supermarkets. Spend was up 13.3% on each trip compar...
20 January 2022
A new chief commercial officer is appointed, as Ryan McDonnell prepares to step into the CEO position. New chief commercial officer Last year the retailer announced Lidl GB CEO Christian Härtnagel would take the reigns of its German operations in March 2022. After serving more than five years in the post, and over 18 years with the retailer in a variety of roles and geographies, he hands ...