11 Fast Facts About The History Of Lidl

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: March 17, 2021

Lidl was first founded in Germany as a grocery wholesaler back in the 1930s by a member of the Schwarz family.

History of Lidl

Who doesn’t love shopping at Lidl? They have cheap prices and a unique range of products that you just can’t get anywhere else.

Here are 11 fast facts about Lidl that you should know.

Lidl was first founded in Germany as a grocery wholesaler back in the 1930s by a member of the Schwarz family.

Lidl’s full name is Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG.

The first Lidl stores were opened in 1973.

By 1977 there were 33 Lidl stores in Germany.

By the 1980s Lidl was a household name throughout Germany.

During the 1990s Lidl started to open stores around the rest of Europe and today Lidl stores can be found in nearly every country in Europe.

Lidl is now well-known as a main European food retailer.

Today, Lidl, as part of the Schwarz Group, is one of the largest grocery retailers in Europe; it has over 3100 stores in Germany and more stores around the rest of Europe.

It is Aldi’s main competitor in Germany.

Since 1994, when Lidl first came to the UK, there has been a fast rise in the amount of stores and is now more than 400 stores, and there are still plenty more to come.

Lidl are planning to take their stores outside of Europe and possibly build stores in locations such as Canada, Australia and Mexico.

There wasn’t really much information out there about the history of this store unlike Tesco’s, although even 11 facts is better than nothing!

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