Lidl GB leapfrogs over Co-op to become 6th largest supermaket

Lidl GB has overtaken Co-op to become sixth largest supermaket in UK for first time, based on data released by Kantar for the 52 weeks to 20 February 2022.

Ryan McDonnell, Lidl GB CEO, (pictured), commented, “We are extremely proud that more customers are choosing to shop at Lidl. But it’s also not a surprise, because it has always been our firm belief that no one should have to pay a premium for good food.

'This belief is at the core of everything we do, whether that’s keeping prices low or making our offer as accessible as possible through the opening of new stores.

'It’s clear that shoppers still want and value that in-store experience, despite the impact the pandemic has had on shopping habits. So that’s exactly what we will continue to give them.

McDonnell ended, 'In February alone we opened 13 new stores, and our expansion plans continue at pace. As households navigate the increasing cost of living, it is our absolute promise that we will continue to offer them the best value in the market.”