Lidl news

25 May 2023
Our global analysts share some of the latest headlines across the globe. Here's what you need to know. Europe: Salling Group have ended its Basalt format, after trailing the hard discount concept the retailer has decided to not continue  In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn’s home delivery and store supply services in the centre of Rotterdam are powered by 100% electric energy. W...
24 May 2023
With Aldi launching an online grocery service in Germany, and Lidl a non-food offering in France this week, we once again ask the question: How much are the discounters willing to invest in their online proposition? This week’s developments… Aldi Sud is launching an online delivery service for groceries for the first time in Germany . The discounter is testing the new offer under the nam...
11 May 2023
The discounter has announced plans for a new regional distribution centre in the north of England. Supply chain security over store network growth Lidl GB has submitted plans for a new 54,000 sq. m. regional distribution centre (RDC) in the Leeds area of England.   At the same time, it has indicated that it is recruiting over 1,500 warehouse staff across its UK supply network. This will ...
02 May 2023
Lidl is trialling electronic shelf edge labels to reduce the burden of manually changing prices in stores. This trial has been rolled out in 30 Lidl branches initially, but there is yet to be a date for a wider rollout. Aldi has also been trialling the electronic labels since 2021 and has now said they are gradually rolling these out to all of their stores in the UK. Lidl has pointed out that ...
19 April 2023
Lidl has won a legal ruling against Tesco over the UK’s biggest retailer’s Clubcard Prices logo which uses a yellow circle against a blue background, similar to the discounter’s brand logo. In a case first launched in 2020 the High Court has ruled that this logo takes unfair advantage of the distinctive reputation for low prices held by Lidl’s trademarks. But not deliberately copied While ag...
14 April 2023
Tesco, Sainsburys,Asda, Aldi and Lidl have taken the move over recent days to reduce the price of milk to shoppers. The retailers are reducing the price of their four-pint own brand bottles to £1.55, matching other grocers.  Tesco have detailed that they have reduced their price on milk due to the cost of buying in milk has fallen.   As well as the four-pint bottles, both Lidl and Aldi have...
30 March 2023
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12 weeks to 19 th March 2023 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain increased slightly to 8.6% (compared to 8.1% for the previous period). Inflation reaches another record high Grocery price inflation over the 4-week period to March 19th stood at 17.5%, a 0.4% increase from ...
30 March 2023
As it appears that the German discounter has adopted a new pricing strategy to target margins over low prices, we look at how Lidl compares to the new value equation. The new value equation Our recent report on the new value equation , demonstrates how it will be a significant driver of change in grocery retail in 2023. It highlights five factors, that will resonate with shoppers when co...
23 March 2023
Lidl GB is expanding its ‘Good to Give’ scheme to now include hygiene products in an effort to tackle rising levels of hygiene poverty in the UK Shoppers will be able to spot the Good to Give signage on 10 essential sanitary and personal care items. These items can be dontated at the provided spots beyond the checkout.in Lidl GB store and will be collected by volunteers weekly. Lidl has see...
07 March 2023
Following years of speculation, German discounter Lidl has begun testing Scan & Go in the Netherlands. Seven Dutch stores go live Lidl shoppers in the Netherlands can now benefit from less queuing, as the discounter launches scan & go in seven stores. The stores testing the technology can be found in Halsteren, Hilversum, Huizen, Nijkerk, Oosterhout, Oud-Beijerland and Velp. Improving th...