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In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK:

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Lidl inaugurates a new regional distribution centre (RDC) in Cecil County, Maryland, which will serve as the cornerstone of the discounter’s regional store network and support its expansion plans in the country. 700,000 square feet facility The new facility has required an investment of $100 million, and is due to create over 200 new positions. The RDC will serve stores across five states: ...
In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Aldi Introduces priority shopping for all emergency workers. They will be able to bypass the queues into store any time by showing ID Store and distribution staff will recieve a 10% pay rise, backdated from 9th March, in recogn...
Lidl Denmark announced the introduction of two biogas-powered lorries to its fleet used for transporting refrigerated products. Being more sustainable The lorries will form part of Lidl’s food distribution network, and will be transporting goods from the logistics centre in Køge to stores across Sjælland. Marcus Gustafsson, Lidl’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: " At Lidl, we have a ...

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27/03/2020
To face any potential staff shortage and to help meet the high demand during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Lidl is planning to hire more than 1,000 temporary employees.

We look at the importance of inventory and how it can, if effectively managed, directly influence business objectives and decisions – from sales to waste, to cash flow and investment. 

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