The Lidl supermarket chain increased its net sales in Spain by 6.6% in its 2021 financial year, between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022, reaching 5,144 million euros, consolidating itself as the third operator of food distribution in the Spanish market by market share, as the company reported in a statement.
More specifically, he teaches has invested more than 350 million euros to continue the deployment of its national expansion plan. Thus, during the year it opened more than 40 stores and a logistics platform in Nanclares de la Oca (Álava) -its current reference warehouse for the north-, also starting construction work on a new logistics center in Escúzar (Granada) and expanding its central offices in Montcada i Reixac (Barcelona).
All this is part of its “roadmap” for the period 2021-2024, which plans to allocate a total of 1,500 million euros to open more than 150 new points of sale and strengthen its logistics infrastructure pursue its sustainable growth throughout the territory.
Thus, Lidl now has more than 650 supermarkets distributed throughout the national territory and with 11 warehouses in Spain.
During the past financial year, Lidl continued to play a key role as a distribution platform for national products after achieving record purchases of approximately 5,700 million eurosi.e. 10% more than in 2020, to more than 900 suppliers, exporting more than half to around thirty countries.
Thus, the company pointed out that it has accumulated purchases of national product worth more than 55,000 million euros since arriving in Spain in 1994.
Lidl is also consolidated as a job engine, since fiscal year 2021 created more than 500 new jobs across the country -about 5,300 jobs over the last five years-, allowing it to currently have a workforce of more than 17,500 people.
On the other hand, it has also continued to innovate in its assortment until surpassing 150 vegetarian and vegan references in its own Vemondo range and lead the growth of sales in this category in Spain, thanks to its wide range and value for money.
At the same time, Lidl committed to promoting sustainable projects that add value to all actors in the food chain in Spain. Thus, in recent months, it has reached agreements with several agricultural and livestock organizations to distribute products that guarantee the profitability of thousands of producer families, such as its traditional olive EVOO -which is already exported to Europe. – or different km 0 milks -which for now They are marketed in Andalusia and Catalonia.
In view of this exercise, Lidl will continue to promote its presence in Spain, where it plans to invest more than 360 million euros in the opening of around 40 new stores -in line with recent years- and strengthen its logistics infrastructure.
In addition, the supermarket chain expects create more than 1,000 new stable jobs and quality, and intensify both its purchases and its exports of national products.