Lidl news

04 June 2015
As IGD launches its new year five year market and channel forecasts, Nick Gladding outlines the thinking behind the new projections and the implications for suppliers. The road to 2020 Over the next five years, IGD expects the UK grocery market to increase in value by 13.0% to £200.6bn, with growth picking up through the period from a low of 1.7% in the year to April 2015 to 2.7% in 202...
02 June 2015
The Kantar Worldpanel GB market share data for the 12 weeks to 24 May 2015 indicates that sector growth remains sluggish, with overall sales seeing a mere 0.2% increase.  Deflation is still the key driver in the market, with prices continuing to fall across many categories, though the general rate as measured by Kantar moderated slightly to -1.9%, from the previous record low of -2.1%. ...
26 May 2015
Schwarz Group has reported a strong sales growth of 7% year to €79.3 bn in the financial year 2014. Lidl reports strong revenue growth Schwarz Group has reported a strong net sales growth of 7% year to €79.3 bn in the financial year 2014. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to €59 bn year on year, while Kaufland’s revenue accounted for €20.3 bn, up 2.8%. Lidl operated around 9,800 stores out of whi...
07 May 2015
Supermarket planning applications for 2015, according to Barbour ABI, reveal that UK discounters Aldi and Lidl plan to collectively grow five times the rate of the UK's four biggest supermarkets. Discounters plan 53 new developments Aldi and Lidl have 33 and 20 developments respectively in the pipeline, together more than five times the nine projects submitted by Asda, Tesco and Sain...
06 May 2015
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 26 April 2015, show that growth in the GB market slowed to just 0.2% in the period, impacted by a record level of deflation.  According to the Kantar measure of inflation, prices fell by 2.1% over the 12 weeks, slowing the growth rates of nearly every major retailer, and effectively taking £532m out of supermarket tills. ...
08 April 2015
With US press reports highlighting increased activity from Lidl as it prepares for market entry, we review its potential impact on the sector. Recruitment and site acquisition underway Last week it was reported that Lidl had started to advertise key positions within the organisation.  Operating as MGP Retail Consulting in the US, the retailer is initially seeking to fill roles in buying, pr...
07 April 2015
Croatian conglomerate Agrokor, which runs the Konzum and Mercator grocery chains amongst other food-oriented businesses, has revealed its strategy to compete with the discounters at a recent meeting; as well as updating on investment plans and the consolidation of the Konzum and Mercator businesses. Slovenian suppliers met with representatives from Agrokor, Konzum and Mercator Attending the me...
02 April 2015
Leading grocery discounter Lidl has announced plans to open 60 more stores in Ireland, a move that will see competition increase within the country's grocery sector where Musgrave is currently the market leader. Intensifying the competition According to IGD Datacentre , Lidl achieved €1,151mn turnover in Ireland in 2014 and this is set to rise with the news of the discounter's bold...
01 April 2015
[Video 3m 42s] What are the key developments in UK food and grocery retailing that businesses need to know about? Steve Jones, head of retail insight at IGD, explores four highlights that should be on your radar during April and beyond Are you a supplier? Join us at our 2015 trade briefings to hear direct from the senior teams of the UK's leading retailers on their strategies and plans
19 March 2015
We explore how Lidl's strategy to expand and modernise its estates has influenced key investments in 2015. Austria: continuing largest store investment Lidl is undertaking its largest store investment in Austria since it entered the market in 1998. In 2013 and 2014 the discounter invested  € 70m and €100m respectively and in 2015 we will see Lidl invest another €100m, taking its store coun...