Discount news

26 August 2020
Lidl US plans to open 50 new stores by the end of 2021, investing more than US$500m and creating 2,000 new jobs. The retailer’s pace of store expansion could continue in the medium to long term. Ramping up its network expansion Following a slow start, after entering the US in 2017, Lidl is now accelerating the pace of its expansion. In 2019 its turnover reached more than US$1bn, growing yea...
24 August 2020
We look at the latest news from the discount channel in UK and Ireland. Lidl Ireland reaches €2bn sales Lidl's turnover in Ireland has reached over €2bn, according to The Irish Times. The discounter has over 200 stores in Ireland, 40 of which are in Northern Ireland. By the end of 2020 Lidl is looking to open a further 11 stores and refit or extend a another 12. It also plans to open a new ...
11 August 2020
Spain-based DIA has revealed a €50m investment to construct a logistic warehouse to serve 500 stores across three communities. Furthermore, the retailer’s online sales increased to 100,000 deliveries per week. Meanwhile, DIA and Amazon reinforced their alliance by extending its La Plaza de DIA products to Amazon Prime’s customers in Seville. DIA invested €50m in logistics warehouse DIA is l...
10 August 2020
The loyalty app Lidl Plus is now available in the UK and Germany. What is the Lidl Plus app? The app is Lidl’s digital loyalty and rewards programme and offers the following features: Coupons to be redeemed at checkout. Offers include money off on first purchase and 15-50% off on selected private label products Digital receipt and tracking Stores locator with opening hours We...
07 August 2020
At the end of July, Aldi Süd launched a global request for startups specialized in computer vision and sensor-based products monitoring technologies. This could contribute to the fast track of Aldi Sud’s technological evolution and enable it to catch up with competitors, especially Amazon. Looking for startups ready to test their solutions Like other recent projects launched by the di...
07 August 2020
Aldi Ireland announced plans to trial reusable fresh produce bags made from 100% recycled plastic bottles at 10 of its stores across the country. From 10 th  of August Shoppers will have the option to purchase the reusable bags for €0.49 per bag. According to the retailer, the reusable bags will be displayed in store using a dedicated stand, which is also 100% recyclable and made from 30% r...
03 August 2020
Lidl started operations officially at its new distribution centre (DC) in Peterborough on the first day of August. 45,000 square metres, £70 million The £70 million new facility, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, spans 45,000 square metres, and employs 400 people (with an additional 50 to be recruited this year). It is set to become a new major hub of fresh produce. The new site replac...
03 August 2020
We look at the latest developments and news from Lidl in the US, Italy and other European countries. US: Chairman Roman Heini exits Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini took the decision to leave the company to “pursue other professional interests and spend more time with his family” as reported by website Supermarket News. Before joining Lidl US in October 2018, Heini worked for 18 years at Aldi, ...
30 July 2020
Aldi plans to open an average of one new store a week in the UK until Christmas 2020. One store every week The store expansion plan for the rest of the year is part of Aldi’s strategy to reach 1,200 stores across the UK by 2025. The retailer is set to open stores in locations including Bristol and Edinburgh. Aldi plans to hire 1,200 additional employees throughout the rest of the year, with...
30 July 2020
Schwarz Group reported a net sales increase of 8.6% to €113.3 bn for its financial year 2019/20. Lidl posted one of its strongest growths in the recent years with net sales up by 9.5% while Kaufland sales grew by 4.5%. The group maintained its expansion pace with 400 store openings, similar to 2018/19, reaching 12,500 stores in 33 countries. Lidl: sales growth accelerates The discounter ...