Lidl news

29 June 2021
Aldi and Lidl have announced detailed plans of how they will reach their ambitious store estate expansion targets. We look at this further, alongside recent developments in the discount channel outside the UK. Shoppers are returning to the discounters Although the pandemic caused challenges for both Aldi and Lidl, this did not halt their expansion plans. Both retailers opened on average one...
25 June 2021
Fast-growing discounter, Lidl has announced that it now has 860 stores across the island of Great Britain, indicating that it is well on target to hit its goal of 1,000 stores in the market by the end of 2023. Investing £1.3 bn in development over 2021 and 2022 Despite the additional hurdles posed by the restrictions of the pandemic lockdown over much of the first half of 2021, Lidl will co...
23 June 2021
Explore how Spanish retailers, including Consum, Unide, SPAR and Lidl, have performed in 2020, during the global pandemic. Consum’s sales grew 13.3% in 2020 Consum ended 2020 with total sales reaching €3,324.9m, an increase of 13.3% on 2019. The cooperative said its online store is not yet profitable, but by the end of the year accounted for 1.5% of its total turnover. Juan Luis Durich, ...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...
07 June 2021
Lidl has become the first retailer to test the Eco-Score in the Netherlands and Germany. The Eco-Score measures the environmental impact of food products and while it is still at an early stage it could have a direct impact on future product development for retailers and suppliers. What is the Eco-Score? The Eco-Score is a five-level product label, classifying products from A (low) to E (hi...
25 May 2021
In April, Lidl US announced its CEO, Johannes Fieber, will be leaving and will be replaced by Michal Lagunionek, a board member at Lidl International, in early June. It was also announced that Lidl Denmark’s CEO Dirk Fust will be moving over to the US to help with network expansion. We look at the background of the new duo and what it could mean for the future of the discounter in the US. Mich...
25 May 2021
The GB market declined 0.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 May, according to the latest results from Kantar. The decline reflects the tough comparisons against record-breaking figures from 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic. Reduced restrictions and the roll out of the vaccination programme has further impacted sales, with shoppers starting to return to their pre-pandemic buying habits. Despite thi...
14 May 2021
With COVID-19 impacting the way people shop, each channel has had to adapt to satisfy changing shopper needs. The discount channel has had a mixed experience dealing with these changes throughout the pandemic. Sales have been negatively impacted due to shoppers using fewer channels and avoiding smaller stores. For the variety discounters, such as Poundland, they have also had challenges including...
27 April 2021
The latest release from Kantar, tracking the performance of GB grocery retail over the 12 weeks to 18 April 2021, shows that sector growth slowed to 5.7%, as sales met the tougher comparatives of the early pandemic in 2020 and non-essential retail and the out-of-home sectors began to open from 12 April, beginning the resumption of a more normal competitive retail landscape.  However, Kantar indic...
14 April 2021
The discount channel is slowly catching up with grocery ecommerce as it seeks to remain relevant with shoppers. The many recent partnerships with aggregators (last milers) across Europe prove the online transformation of the channel is inevitable and it is now accelerating, especially around quick commerce. We look at the different developments in the region and what this could mean more widely f...