Lidl news

23 January 2023
To coincide with the International Green Week 2023 trade fair in Berlin, we look at some recent sustainability initiatives from Edeka, Lidl, REWE, Penny and Aldi Süd. Edeka responds to new food-to-go legislation From 1 st January 2023, all food-to-go and drinks containers provided to shoppers in Germany must be reusable. The new packaging law aims to reduce the amount of disposable packagi...
11 January 2023
January heralds a fresh start on healthier living, with one in five of us aiming to make New Year’s resolutions in 2023, according to YouGov. Improving our diets, losing weight and exercising are amongst the most common goals. Short but valuable window of opportunity This is a valuable window of opportunity for retailers and brands to encourage and support consumer behaviour changes. The ...
09 January 2023
With our European grocery retail forecasts to 2027 showing increased discount penetration in a number of markets, we look at what retailers can learn from Germany to help prepare for discounter growth. How Germany can help retailers prepare for discount growth In this report we look at 10 things other markets can learn from Germany. The country’s grocery market is led by the discount ch...
09 January 2023
Lidl has revealed that over 1.3 million more customers shopped at Lidl GB during the four week period to 25 December with sales ahead by 24.5% year-on-year. As with Aldi’s update last week, this growth rate will include significant amounts of new space added during the course of the year. According to the retailer, shoppers switched nearly £63 million of spend from other supermarkets into Lidl...
16 December 2022
A new Beauty Box concept is being tested by Lidl France, a collaboration with French beauty giant L’Oréal. Lidl looks to improve its health & beauty assortment In the French town of Osny, Lidl has been trialing a new Beauty Box concept since February 2022. The new health and beauty section has been developed in partnership with the expertise of L’Oréal and from the pictures the results look...
09 December 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 27th November 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 5.9%, up from 5.2% in the previous reporting period. Inflation falls slightly Grocery price inflation over the 12-week period stood at 14.6%, a 0.1% decrease from the previous month and the first decr...
08 December 2022
This week I visited the city of Düsseldorf, in the west of Germany. Here are the five things I loved during my visits to stores around the city. 1. Wowed by Edeka Zurheide Feine Kost Grocery retail doesn’t have to be boring, and it certainly isn’t at Zurheide Feine Kost run Edeka stores. The independent owner has six stores in the region, with the two I visited in Düsseldorf the real highli...
24 November 2022
Despite shopper focus on value, Lidl continues to work towards its sustainability commitments. We look at recent developments across its European markets. Lidl France encourages sustainable travel Its first e-station was launched in Villefranche-sur-Saône this week, offering 13 spaces dedicated to the fast and ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles. Lidl France announced plans for a furth...
17 November 2022
The sixth larger grocery retailer in the UK has reported a 1.5% YoY increase in turnover in the 2021/22 financial year. Positive sales growth expected to continue Lidl GB achieved a turnover of £7.8 bn in the financial year ending 28 th February 2022, a 1.5% increase on the previous year. The efficient retailer also saw profits before tax significantly increase, achieving £41.1m compared t...
09 November 2022
We round-up the latest Christmas adverts from the UK’s grocery retailers. The common theme for 2022 sees the adverts focus on how retailers are looking to help people spread festive cheer in the face of the cost-of-living crisis. Tesco: budget-friendly Christmas Tesco’s Christmas campaign acknowledges the cost-of-living crisis as it spotlights its budget-friendly range and value-led prom...