LIDL TO PROVIDE PROTECTIVE SAFETY VISORS TO STORE COLLEAGUES
March, LONDON – Today, Lidl announces it will provide protective safety visors in all its stores in Great Britain. The new safety measure will see thousands of visors rolled out in stores across the country, as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of colleagues and customers.
The safety visors will help create a barrier between staff and customers during conversation at a safe distance. Made to be worn multiple times, they are easy to wipe down and disinfect after wear, simple to use and designed with comfort in mind.
Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, commented: “We’re committed to ensuring our colleagues and customers feel safe, which is why we’re providing all stores here in Great Britain with safety visors.”
“We are eternally grateful to all of our store teams who are working hard every day to support their communities. And, we would once again like to thank customers for their consideration during this very challenging time.”
The news follows the supermarket’s announcement on Tuesday that it will be installing thousands of safety screens at checkouts across the country to protect store colleagues and customers as well as creating up to 2,500 new store jobs to provide necessary additional support to its workforce and customers.
About Lidl GB
Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl has experienced continuous growth and today has over 25,000 employees, 800 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. As part of the Schwarz retail group, Lidl is one of Europe’s leading organisations in the food retail industry. With a presence in 32 countries around the world, the supermarket, which has more than 287,000 employees globally, currently operates approximately 10,800 stores and more than 160 distribution centres in 29 countries globally. The family supermarket takes pride in providing its customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout Great Britain, from Kirkwall to the Isle of Wight. Social responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the company's daily operations, with the company placing a strong emphasis on its responsibility for people, society and the environment. Lidl GB is passionate about working with British producers and sources two thirds of its products from British suppliers.
The Schwarz Group (Kaufland, Lidl) has been Europe's largest food retailer since 2014 and generated a turnover of €104.3 billion in financial year 2018.