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Lidl's plans for major IT investments point out the chain's ambitions to analyze its customer data.
Aldi and Lidl will face fewer consequences of the Brexit in the United Kingdom their major British rivals, because they rely more on local products. This will benefit them, according to a Kantal Retail analysis.
German supermarket chain Lidl has opened a web shop for non-food items in the Netherlands, the third country to receive such an online store, following Germany and Belgium.
Over to the next 5 to 7 years, supermarket chain Lidl will invest about 500 million euro into the Belgian market, which should lead to 50 new stores and about 2,000 new jobs.
American Apple has made a remarkable move, selling its iPhone 5S on discounter Lidl's German web shop.
Schwarz Group invested five billion euro in 2015, which is a record for the company owning discounter Lidl and Kaufland. The majority of the funds went towards new store openings and an update for the current store network.
Budget private labels are not the right strategy to fight off hard discounters, according to the International Private Label Consult (IPLC). Their inferior quality damages a supermarket's brand image and its margins are dwindling.
Starting today, Belgian customers can shop online at Lidl. The discounter has experimented with online sales in Germany for several years now and has now stepped abroad for the first time, with Belgium as the first other country to welcome its web shop.
The 30 largest German supermarket groups managed a 2.5 % turnover increase in 2015 (243.99 billion euro). Edeka is still number one, but Aldi (+ 1.5 % in 2015) jumps from 5th to 4th, surpassing Metro.
Discounter Lidl is set to launch My Lidl in the United Kingdom, an online service that gives members exclusive content, where they can post reviews and join discussion boards.
Aldi US will open 8 stores at once on 24 March, all in the southern part of California. Aldi Süd's division will go head to head with Trader Joe's in that area, Aldi Nord's American subsidiary which has a strong presence in that part of the country.
Lidl has shed light on its expansion strategy for Luxembourg as it seeks to open another 12 stores in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Polish government seeks to attract 2 billion zloty (448 million euro) with a new retailer tax which is primarily focused on foreign retailers like Tesco and Schwarz Group (Lidl).
According to a report from Barclays' analysts, Lidl's planned arrival in the United States may harm Delhaize's Food Lion stores, although Delhaize may seem well-positioned to fight back.