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About LIDL

About LIDL

Everyone knows we’re Lidl on price. So, it’s time to tell you what we’re Big on.


We’re Big on Quality. Big on the big shop. Big on all the things that matter. Big on the things that make cupboards and bellies and life feel fuller. Big on detergent that gets your socks white and cheese that knocks them off. Big on carrots that crunch and chillies with bite. Big on cuisine from far and wide, and meat from local farmers. Big on brands and biscuits and baby stuff and bicycle pumps and butter. We’re Big on everything.


Except of course, on price, because that’s where we’ll always be Lidl.

LIDL's Operations

Lidl first opened in Germany in 1973, and by the 1980s had expended to become a household name.


Our first Lidl in the UK opened in 1994, and we now have over 960 stores across Britain.


Lidl Great Britain has experienced continued growth over the years as consumers flocked to our great value products - more than two thirds of which are British sourced.


Our top quality products range from quality fruit and vegetables, to fresh bakery produce and premium wines from our much-coveted Wine Tour collections.


Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices. Our stores are operated by a dedicated network of store staff, each of whom contribute to the success of the company.


The proposed store will meet Lidl’s high sustainability standards which are intended to minimise environmental impact over the lifetime of the store.


  • Our delivery vehicles are used to remove waste from the store on their return journey to the nearest Regional Distribution Centre, where the waste/recyclable material is sorted and managed centrally. This also helps to reduce vehicle trips and CO2 emissions


  • Lidl lead the sector in terms of recycling and waste to landfill reduction by recycling all paper/cardboard and plastic waste produced by their stores

  • Store heating and lighting are controlled by a computerised Building Management System (BMS). This minimises energy consumption by adapting to external temperatures and lighting levels

  • The chilled food cabinets incorporate night blinds which trap the chilled air and reduce overnight energy consumption

  • Lidl refrigeration plant has low carbon emissions ratings and operates without the need for chlorofluorocarbons

  • Lidl stores use a manual dock leveller for deliveries, which reduces noise emissions and energy use

  • All lighting in the warehouse and staff welfare areas is controlled with motion sensors ensuring that electricity consumption is minimised

  • When the building is occupied by staff only (with no customers) the lighting system is powered down to only use one out of every three fluorescent tubes

  • Water consumption is carefully monitored, and flow control devices and water meters are fitted in all stores - The car park lighting is switched off overnight and is controlled by a Lux sensor during trading hours

  • The store at Burton Latimer will have two Electric Vehicle charging points

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