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Denmark: Lidl acquires more Aldi stores

Discount Retail Chain Lidl Denmark (owned by the German Schwarz Group) is acquiring further into the Danish market. The German juggernaut has acquired 10 former Aldi stores through discounter Rema 1000. Lidl is also scrapping tobacco in its new stores

Lidl already acquired 4 Aldi stores and several real estate Aldi projects after Aldi announced to leave the Danish market. Now Lidl announces the acquisition of another 10 Aldi stores. With the expansion, Lidl now has 154 stores across Denmark.

"We set ourselves an ambitious goal of reaching 150 stores in the current business year. With these 10 new locations, we now reach 154 stores. It is an expansion unparalleled in Lidl Denmark's history. A development we are very proud of. All current store employees from the relevant Aldi stores will be offered employment at Lidl, and we look forward to welcoming both new employees and not least our customers in the cities in question," says Jens Stratmann, CEO of Lidl Denmark.

No tobacco Due to the scope of the agreement, final approval by the Competition Authority is needed before Lidl takes over the ten stores. Lidl says it will start rebuilding its stores as soon as the legal issues have been settled.

Several of the new stores are in cities where we have not had a presence so far. We therefore see it as a good opportunity to establish ourselves in new areas. It is fantastic that we can now add even more needles to the map of Denmark and thereby reach even more Danes.

As soon as possible, we will start rebuilding the new stores, and in this connection we are also open for applications, as we are always looking for skilled colleagues, says Mads T. Nielsen, Development and Property Director at Lidl.

In May, the grocery chain announced that it is phasing out all tobacco sales by the end of 2028. Therefore, there will also be no tobacco to be found on the shelves of the ten new addresses.

Lidl Denmark is part of the German-owned international grocery group Schwarz Group, which has more than 12,000 stores in 31 countries.


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