Lidl news

29 March 2022
The GB market declined by 6.3% in the 12 weeks to March 20th against 2021’s elevated performance, according to the latest data from Kantar. This result is being driven by the eating out sector reclaiming some spend from retail and food-to-go sales also picking up as socialising and working patterns begin to normalise. Compared to March 2020 when the pandemic impact started, sales were ahead by ju...
09 March 2022
2022’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 21 February to 6 March. We look at how three retailers and quick commerce operator Zapp promoted Fairtrade products and supported the event. What is Fairtrade? The Fairtrade Foundation defines Fairtrade as, ‘a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient. For farme...
01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...
08 February 2022
Sales in the Irish market declined 6.4% in the 12 weeks to 23 January, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline, sales remained elevated compared to pre-pandemic levels, with market growth at +11.2% versus 2020. Shopping habits are returning to normal Shoppers are buying more than pre-pandemic when they do visit supermarkets. Spend was up 13.3% on each trip compar...
20 January 2022
A new chief commercial officer is appointed, as Ryan McDonnell prepares to step into the CEO position. New chief commercial officer Last year the retailer announced Lidl GB CEO Christian Härtnagel would take the reigns of its German operations in March 2022. After serving more than five years in the post, and over 18 years with the retailer in a variety of roles and geographies, he hands ...
11 January 2022
As ever, the discounters have reported a fantastic Christmas, with ‘record’ results and footfall. Although performance was clearly positive, unpicking whether this was driven by new store openings, or like-for-like sales is more difficult. Aldi: premium private label and Kevin the Carrot Aldi reported its “best-ever Christmas” with sales in December up +0.4% compared to 2020. This was a ...
05 January 2022
In the first read of Christmas trading, Kantar has recorded sales were down by 3.0% on the lockdown-elevated levels of 2020 for the 12 weeks to 26 December 2021. Despite this shopper spend remained 8.0% higher than in 2019. Robust December sales Over the month of December sales of £11.7bn were just 0.2% lower than 2020, suggesting increased festive celebrations at home due to the Omicron ou...
05 January 2022
Sustainability remains an important topic for retailers in 2022, with many continuing to improve their commitments and go the extra mile. The Schwarz Group continues to raise its targets, with the intention to set improvements where necessary, while Lidl has extended its Eco-Score trial across multiple countries. Separately, SPAR Austria has introduced a deposit return scheme on glass jars, for...
04 January 2022
Discounter Lidl reflects on its 2021 investment of more than €220m, while Caprabo highlighted its five-year investment plan, which is set to improve its online store and expand its presence in Catalonia. Finally, El Corte Inglés is exploring options for selling a part of its Supercor stores. Lidl’s expanding network and investment The discounter ended 2021 with 39 new stores, two of which ope...
24 November 2021
Lidl GB has announced a new store target for 2025.   How many stores does Lidl GB want to open? The retailer aims to reach 1,100 stores by the end of 2025. What do these numbers tell us? Lidl was previously targeting 1,000 stores by 2023, showing it wants to maintain the 50 stores per year opening rate. Lidl will remain the smaller of the two discounters in the UK, with Aldi ...