Lidl news

21 June 2013
Kaufland, the discount hypermarket format from Schwarz Group, is preparing for an online launch of its grocery offer over the next 24 months. First foray into online The move, reported in Lebensmittel Zeitung, would be Kaufland's first move into the growing online market. It is initially looking at a launch in the German market, with a potential move into its other markets if its initial ...
17 June 2013
Lidl is planning to revitalise its stores in northern Germany in response to Aldi Nord's successful refurbishment programme, which is driving significant sales uplift. Significant investment Lidl is set to invest €500m in the current financial year to improve the in-store environment in older stores, reports Lebensmittel Zeitung. The revamp will include new facades, shelving, lighting an...
13 June 2013
Lidl is considering a potential market entry in the US as it looks for a counterpoint to its European operations. If the move goes ahead, it would be Lidl's first venture outside Europe. Feasibility and efficiency analysis At this stage Lidl is undertaking an analysis of the market to ensure it can trade effectively in the US. This will be led by Kenneth McGrath, the managing director of ...
11 June 2013
Lidl has been chosen as the European retail partner by Warner Bros. Consumer Products for Man of Steel movie merchandise. New partnership Lidl will stock a comprehensive range of official merchandise in around 10,000 stores across 24 markets this June. The range will cover a variety of categories including apparel, health & beauty, toys, publishing and food. Of the new collaboration, P...
30 May 2013
The Irish market is becoming increasingly tough for traditional multiple retailers as shoppers turn to Aldi and Lidl to help them save money in austere times, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 12 May.   12 weeks to 13 May 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 12 May 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.4 27.6 -2.6 ...
29 May 2013
Lidl & Schwarz is the world's largest discounter, with a turnover of €66.5bn in 2012 and strong growth of 4.4% forecast for 2013. However Lidl's global growth has been uneven and in some of its more mature markets growth is slowing. Across its markets Lidl has stayed true to its unique combination of quality and value, but it is when these characteristics are combined with the right local tai...
02 May 2013
Germany is the heartland of discount retailing and it remains the most popular format in the market, with multiple discounters operating successfully in the country. We recently visited several German cities to bring you the key developments within the channel. 1. Greater focus on health & beauty Across the discount channel a growing focus on the health & beauty (H&B) category was apparent....
01 May 2013
Lidl has announced plans to double the number of healthy tills in its UK stores following a successful trial since January, while in Netherlands it is running healthy eating workshops for children. Turnover 100% higher from healthy tills Lidl UK has trialled one healthy till per store since January. These tills replace 'treat' items such as crisps, popcorn and chocolate with products th...
23 April 2013
Kantar Worldpanel retailer share data, for the 12 weeks to 14 April 2013, indicates that the UK grocery retail market grew at 3.6%, a slight slowing on the 3.9% seen in the previous period. The Kantar measure of inflation showed the rate of price increases slowed to 3.8% indicating the rate of volume decline has slowed, though still marginally above the level of market growth. ...
22 April 2013
Lidl UK is dedicating 50% more in-store space to its fresh meat and poultry categories after sales of its fresh range increased by 30% in 2012. Boosting range by 49% The £66m investment will see new cabinets installed across Lidl's entire estate, with floorspace increasing by 50%. The investment will allow Lidl to expand its fresh meat and poultry range by 49%. In addition to the refur...