Last year, the German retailer Lidl facilitated Romanian product exports worth over 28 million Euro, 40% more than in 2017, as revealed by a statement from the company. Those products arrived on the shelves of Lidl stores in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary.
According to the company information, more than 80% of the suppliers of goods and services (including importers) were from Romania. Moreover, their number increased by 9.69%, from 320 in 2017 to 351 in 2018.
The quantity of Romanian vegetables and fruits purchased increased by 19.42% compared to 2017. In total, over 90,000 tons of fruits and vegetables were purchased from over 200 local producers certified by Global Gap. Lidl remains the main importer of food products in Romania, according to the data of the National Institute of Statistics.
Lidl, part of the Schwarz Group, headquartered in Neckarsulm, is one of the top companies in the European food retail market. Lidl is present in 30 countries around the world and currently has around 10,500 stores and more than 150 centers in 28 countries worldwide.