Topics: Europe, Supermarket, Grocery store / Pages: 2 (407 words) / Published: Dec 17th, 2013
Lidl's history goes back to the 1930s, when the company was founded in Germany as a grocery wholesaler. Today, Lidl is one of the largest grocery retailers in Europe.

The first Lidl stores were opened in 1973 and by the 1980s Lidl was a household name throughout Germany. During the 1990s Lidl started to open stores outside Germany and today Lidl stores can be found in nearly every country in Europe. Lidl is now well established as a major European food retailer. Our extensive network of stores is unmatched in the discount sector.

Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices to all our customers across Europe. Our stores are operated by a network of dedicated store staff, helping to establish and further develop the success of the company. Lidl will continue to play a major role in the exploration of new markets in Europe and beyond.

Since establishing ourselves in the UK in 1994, we have grown consistently and today have more than 590 stores, and there are plenty more to come...


We create a working environment that encourages initiative and drive and promotes enjoyment and satisfaction at work.
We enable our employees to work effectively and successfully for our business and we support our employees’ development.
In leading by example, each of us contributes to the achievement of common goals and to the fulfilment of our management culture and principles.


We agree targets together with our employees, define clear duties, develop tasks and define areas of responsibilities with room for initiative.
We place confidence in our employees and trust that they will complete all tasks to the best of their ability, and that they will develop ideas and suggestions that will benefit our business.
We speak to each other openly and promote honest, prompt and direct communication.
We treat each other fairly and respectfully.
We honour our agreements with our

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