Lidl invests €2m training locals

150 jobs to be created in Madeira

Lidl €2m training investment headline

JM headlines Lidl, with the supermarket hiring employees for its imminent arrival in the Region. The German chain has prepared a training program for store managers for November, which will take place on the continent. Talking to the newspaper, Lidl says it remains interested in investing “in the best possible locations” and is committed to creating 150 jobs in Madeira

The photo on the front page of JM refers to seven walking routes closed in seven municipalities – paths closed due to repairs and improvements or risk of falling stones. A guide proposes controlled access to avoid excessive numbers of walkers and protect the walking routes.

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17 thoughts on “Lidl invests €2m training locals”

  1. It will ‘shake things up a bit. Sales policy deep price cuts for first couple of years then when lots of small shops and some competitor’s branches have closed then the prices will start to climb. I went to what is the largest council housing estate in the UK It had a shopping centre with 50 to 80 small shops and a small Tesco supermarket. Lidl opened a so-called discount store next to the centre. Now a few years later the shopping centre just has charity shops and few other specialist services about 80% was closed including the Tesco. Mission complete, I did not have a chance to check Lidl prices, but when they opened near us sparkling wine was 99p a bottle now a few years later is ‘Prosecco’ at £5 to £6.00 a bottle. most prices same as all the other supermarkets.

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    • Not here (Helsinki area)

      They are still at least 10% less than all the other shops in the regular surveys (and with the difference that their prices are the same in all their shops unlike the competitors where at least one of the two main ones seems to have lower prices in their branches that are usually included in surveys compared to the prices in ones that aren’t). Those selected ones are still higher than Lidl though.

      Mind you, even so, I’ve virtually stopped buying most things there as often the quality isn’t as good (typically you can read that as food products made in Germany rather than in Finland).

      So it’s mainly for the regular British weeks; Italian Weeks; and German weeks that I shop there – i.e. for things I can’t otherwise find here.

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      • I should have looked at yesterday’s paper before replying.

        The latest test shows that one of the main competitors’ stores is slightly cheaper 50,13 / 50,70 than a central Lidl (note the previous comment that L. doesn’t change its prices).

        The highest 2 are 65,56 and 65,18

        with the rest 52,56, 53,95, 55,12 and 62,52

        All the rest except the 50,13 follow the ”rule” that prices go up as the stores in the same chain go down in size. This emphasises that the 50,13 prices are almost certainly because this store is often chosen – it happens to be on of the two closest food stores to that newspaper.

        (The larger store in that chain is 52,56 the next 62,52)

        The other chain keeps to the rule (53,95, 55,12, 65,56) despite its second largest being the second store close to the newspaper

        [For anyone wondering the 65,18 is a formerly specialist shop with fewer but more expensive products]

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      • hi mike, ‘Quality is not as good’ how true some products are OK but my wife showed me the difference between the eggs we bought at Lidl and Waitrose. in Waitrose a bright yellow yolk, the Lidl egg was massively different, with a yolk that was barely yellow.

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        • The colour of the yoke depends on the food the hen eats, the food supplier shows the egg producer a colour chart on what colour of yoke they require for the market they are in & supplies the appropriate food…(The colour of the shell is dependant on the breed of hen)

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    • They will pay higher than the basic rate but expect continuous hard work. I spoke to a member of staff , who had been working non-stop for 13 hours and still had 3 hours to go. I said ‘how long a lunch break do you get?’ He said ‘lunch break ! I’m lucky to get a toilet break !! )

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  2. Pauline you’re lucky, that’s all we have. Lidl 2 Aldi, 1 Tesco, 4 Mini Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Co-op. No decent shoe shop, gents outfitters but plenty of opticians and Turkish Barbers. Mind you by the size of the locals there’s a need.

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  3. They have to price match in madeira I can’t see what all the fuss is about with Lidl ? it’s not like they will be allowed to run the local supermarkets into the ground?

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  4. Steve, despite what people say about all the companies getting together and fixing prices, it don’t happen. The thing called competition prevents it. Someone will say Lidl will come in, lower all their prices then when everyone else has closed up, increase prices. You know what happens next, someone will come in and undercut them. It’s called competition and it’s always been good for the consumer.

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