23.11.2023 11:00:00 | London, UK

Lidl store in the snow

Lidl GB

23rd November: As the festive shopping season gears up, Lidl GB is revealing the best times for customers to get all of their goods, whilst confirming store opening hours over the Christmas period. The discounter has also shared a top tip for shoppers to get live updates on how busy their local store is.  

For those that want to avoid the Christmas crowds, last year’s data1 showed that the busiest times in store were around midday, with the highest levels of footfall being recorded between 12pm and 2pm. Customers who want to miss the midday rush should instead opt to shop between 8am and 10am, or 6pm onwards, which Lidl data showed to be the quietest times in store.   

The Friday before Christmas historically sees the most footfall and Lidl expects the same trend this year, with Friday 22nd December gearing up to be the busiest day.

The discounter confirmed it will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, with many of its stores shut for Boxing Day. With opening times varying across its shops, customers are encouraged to check the timings for their local Lidl on its online store finder.

Alternatively, shoppers can access opening times on its rewards app, Lidl Plus, where they can find real-time updates on how busy their chosen store is at any given moment. Those with the Lidl Plus app will also be able to access exclusive rewards and discounts, with coupons landing each day throughout December.

To spread the Christmas spirit even further, it has brought back its annual Toy Bank drive, in partnership with Neighbourly, where customers can donate unopened toys which will go to children who otherwise might not receive a present on Christmas Day.


Notes to Editors

* stores close earlier on a Sunday aligning with Sunday trading hours

1 Insight is this release is based on 2022 till role at Lidl GB

About Lidl GB

Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl GB has experienced continuous growth and today has over 31,000 employees, over 960 stores and 14 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. The supermarket, which has more than 376,000 employees globally, currently operates approximately 12,200 stores and more than 220 logistics centres and warehouses in 31 countries.

The 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, which operates worldwide as a retail group, generated a total revenue of €154.1 billion in the financial year 2022.

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