Lidl

A Lidl in Cornwall, UK

Lidl (either leed-ul as pronounced in recently-launched British TV commercials, or lid-ul) is a European discount supermarket chain of German origin that operates 5,000 stores. In Germany it is the most important competitor of Aldi. The full name of the company is Lidl Stiftung & Co KG. It belongs to the holding group Schwarz, which also owns the store chains Handelshof and Kaufland.

It was founded in the 1930s by a member of the Schwarz family, then called Schwarz Lebensmittel-SortimentsgroƟhandlung. In the 1970s the first Lidl stores of today's incarnation opened.

Lidl is the fifth largest supermarket chain in Germany (2004), and has established itself in over 17 countries around the world.

Criticism of Lidl

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Lidl has received critical attention in Germany over their treatment of workers, with trade unionists said to be blacklisted (refusal to employ union members). Lidl faces allegations about unpaid overtime, low wages and management by threats. The German trade union Ver.di has taken Lidl to task for its supposed bad labour practices.

Lidl is also said to use aggressive strategies against their suppliers to enforce low prices.

Countries with Lidl shops

Current

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway (the first ten stores opened September 23, 2004)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Planned

  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland

Competitors

  • Aldi (7000 stores)
  • Netto (1200 stores)
  • Kwiksave (UK only)

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Lidl is also said to use aggressive strategies against their suppliers to enforce low prices. Some type of destinations include:. The German trade union Ver.di has taken Lidl to task for its supposed bad labour practices. The destinations also will vary by country. Lidl faces allegations about unpaid overtime, low wages and management by threats. Vacation destinations can vary from something as simple as staying at a local hotel to sailing around the world. Lidl has received critical attention in Germany over their treatment of workers, with trade unionists said to be blacklisted (refusal to employ union members). In modern employment practice, vacation days are usually coupled with sick time, official holidays, and sometimes personal days.

. Many American companies give only one week, and then frequently only after completion of a year of employment. Lidl is the fifth largest supermarket chain in Germany (2004), and has established itself in over 17 countries around the world. In Canada the legal minimum is two weeks, in most of Europe the limit is significantly higher. In the 1970s the first Lidl stores of today's incarnation opened. Most countries around the world have labor laws mandating a certain number of days of time off per year to be given to a worker. It was founded in the 1930s by a member of the Schwarz family, then called Schwarz Lebensmittel-SortimentsgroƟhandlung. The term derives from the fact that, in the past, upper-class families would literally move to a summer home for part of the year, leaving their usual family home vacant.

It belongs to the holding group Schwarz, which also owns the store chains Handelshof and Kaufland. The French term is similar to the American English: "Les Vacances". The full name of the company is Lidl Stiftung & Co KG. In England the word vacation referred specifically to the long summer break taken by the law courts (and later universities) - a custom introduced by William the Conqueror from Normandy where it was intended to facilitate the grape harvest. In Germany it is the most important competitor of Aldi. In Canada both terms are widely used. Lidl (either leed-ul as pronounced in recently-launched British TV commercials, or lid-ul) is a European discount supermarket chain of German origin that operates 5,000 stores. In the rest of the English-speaking world the word "holiday" is used.

Kwiksave (UK only). Vacation is a term used in North America to describe time away from work or school, a trip abroad, or simply a pleasure trip away from home. Netto (1200 stores). For the Go Go's album/song see Vacation (album).. Aldi (7000 stores). For the movie, see National Lampoon's Vacation. Switzerland. This article is on vacation as time off.

Slovenia. Cruises. Romania. Ski areas. Lithuania. Beaches. Latvia. National Parks.

Estonia. Scenic areas. Croatia. Resorts. Canada. Islands. United Kingdom. Amusement Parks.

Sweden. Spain. Slovakia. Portugal.

Poland. Norway (the first ten stores opened September 23, 2004). The Netherlands. Italy.

Republic of Ireland. Hungary. Greece. Germany.

France. Finland. Denmark. Czech Republic.

Belgium. Austria.

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