Lidl news

07 July 2020
The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government. VAT cut to help population and consumption Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government has implemented a temporary VAT ra...
02 July 2020
Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
30 June 2020
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
26 June 2020
We look at the German discounter’s most recent acquisitions and what it could mean for its future digital developments, including the idea of launching a marketplace. Acquisition of German marketplace real.de Schwarz Group, Lidl’s and Kaufland’s parent company, has acquired in June 2020 one of the largest marketplaces in Germany: real.de. The marketplace, which offers both grocery and non-g...
23 June 2020
New store openings have been relatively rare this year as retailers have focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and paused new space plans. However, 2020 got off to a strong start, including a notable new opening from Amazon. We look at some of the key stores which opened each month this year in the US and what learnings can be taken as retailers adapt to the current trading environment. ...
23 June 2020
In the 12-weeks prior to 14th June take home grocery sales grew 13.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Kantar. This is a slight slow down from the previous 12-week period where sales growth was 14.3%. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Shopping patterns remain severely disrupted This 12-week period captures the full lockdown period...
19 June 2020
We round up the latest news in discount and variety discount in the UK and Ireland from the w/c 15th June. Poundland resumes the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range Poundland paused the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range at the start of the pandemic. The new lines had initially been introduced to 20 stores, with a further 10 having chilled only. Before the pandemic ...
01 June 2020
Lidl Spain has announced a collaboration with Spanish designer, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, to produce hygienic face masks in Spain. The partnership supports the Spanish textiles and fashion industry while contributing to a charity helping vulnerable families affected by COVID-19. Supporting Spain’s economy Lidl Spain has partnered with Agatha Ruiz de la Prada to offer three different designer...
29 May 2020
Retailers across Ireland are introducing queue management systems to control the number of shoppers in store, to make social distancing easier for shoppers and staff. Tesco Source: Tesco Ireland Twitter Tesco's new queuing technology counts how many shoppers enter and leave the store, calculating when it is safe for the next person in the queue to en...
29 May 2020
On 28 May, Lidl opened its 100 th store in the US, in Suwanee, Georgia. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Lidl organised a soft opening for the store to keep staff and shoppers safe as it looked to celebrate reaching the milestone. A soft opening for this milestone For the store opening, no grand celebration with the traditional ribbon cutting was organised. Instead the discounter carried out...