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Lidl records best ever festive trading period

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lidl achieved record sales over the Christmas period thanks to customers shelling out on lobster purchases. The German grocery chain said sales went up by 10 per cent in December, making it the retailer’s best Christmas trading period – although not as good as its closest riva...


Lidl increases staff minimum pay to £8.45 p/hr

Thursday 24 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lidl UK has announced it would adopt the new Living Wage Foundation pay rate for its employees, making it the first supermarket in Britain to do so this year. Effective from March next year, all Lidl UK employees will now receive a minimum of £8.45 per hour across England, Sco...


Lidl UK’s chief operating officer steps down after 14 years

Monday 10 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lidl UK chief operating officer Martine Bailie has resigned after 14 years with the the discount grocery chain, just a month after former chief executive Ronny Gottschlich’s sudden departure. According to Retail Week, Bailie is to pursue “another opportunity” after being “offe...


New Lidl UK CEO after Ronny Gottschlich's sudden departure

Friday 09 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The chief executive of Lidl's UK arm has resigned after leading the budget supermarket retailer's successful throughout the country. Ronny Gottschlich has been replaced by 34-year-old Christian Hartnagel, who is the new chief executive of Lidl Great Britain with immediate effe...