Lidl news

25 October 2022
A round-up of the discounter’s recent developments in the UK including sustainability, range updates, and seasonal activity. Smart refills rolled out further, to save money and plastic Following a successful trial, Lidl GB has introduced its laundry detergent refill stations to two more stores in England. The on-shelf unit, produced in partnership with Algramo, allows shoppers to dispense o...
19 October 2022
Lidl Belgium recorded a record loss in its 2021 financial year, as Lidl continues to invest in its network and supply chain to drive future growth and cost savings. Record losses in Belgium Lidl Belgium recorded a 2.2% fall in turnover to €2.59 bn and an operating loss of €47.1m in the 2021 financial year, according to RetailDetail reports. The results will be a concern in a Belgian mark...
11 October 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 2 October 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 4.8%, up from 3.8% in the previous reporting period. Inflation continued to drive value growth, with volume sales continuing to contract. Average annual grocery bill rises again Sales growth continued to ...
13 September 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 4 September 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 3.8%. It noted this was the third month in a row the market had seen growth, following more than a year of declines, due to challenging comparisons driven by the pandemic. Discounters benefiting from risin...
08 September 2022
As the cost-of-living crisis worsens, more shoppers across Europe are switching to the discount channel. Here we look at recent developments from Lidl that present opportunities for suppliers and manufacturers. Local products help drive sales growth in France Lidl France continues its sales growth, with Kantar reporting it as the largest gainer in market share in recent months. Lidl’s suc...
30 August 2022
As retailers look to limit food waste and support farmers affected by the recent drought conditions, we round up initiatives from Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury's, and Waitrose. Asda and Sainsbury’s remove best before dates Asda is to remove best before dates from nearly 250 packaged fruit and vegetable lines, including cauliflowers, carrots, citrus fruits, and potatoes. Asda will take the step from...
19 August 2022
Reports suggest the German discounter has seen a fall in non-grocery sales across all markets, an indication of current shopper spending priorities. Lidl non-grocery sales fall across all markets Lebensmittel Zeitung reports that Lidl has seen sales for non-grocery items fall below 10% of total sales in almost all markets. The non-grocery category is one of the most profitable for Lidl and ...
08 August 2022
Lidl is well on the way to achieving its REset Plastic goals and is rolling out Rescue Bags across Germany to reduce food waste. Excellent progress towards 2025 plastic usage targets The Schwarz group set ambitious targets for 2025 as part of its REset Plastic goals. Already though, great progress has been made by Lidl in the last financial year: 18% less plastic used across its netwo...
26 July 2022
In a month where Lidl announced opening its 12,000 th store worldwide, we look at five recent developments that help make its growth environmentally sustainable. 1. Lockers support online retailers reduce carbon footprint Lidl France has partnered with Mondial Relay to roll-out customer collection lockers at stores. The first lockers at a Lidl store, and 1,000 th for Mondial Relay, opened...
19 July 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates, in the 12-weeks to 10 July 2022, total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose, very slightly, by 0.1% versus 2021. The market’s growth in the 12-week period saw it return to positive territory for the first time since April 2021. Inflation reaches second highest level ever recorded by Kantar ...