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# Lidl

This year
'Environmentally friendly' lawnmowers and 'best' credit union claims fall foul of advert watchdog
The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) today released its latest Complaints Bulletin.
# Lidl
Lidl to create over 700 new jobs this year and give pay rise to existing staff
Staff are to receive a pay rise that will result in a 7.5% increase in monthly wages on average.
Last year
# cheap cuts
Irish shoppers turn to cheaper cuts of meat in light of cost of living crisis
Shoppers are moving into cheaper protein meats and cheaper cuts, said one retailer’s spokesperson.
# Advertising
Beauty guru Suzanne Jackson's SOSU brand found to breach advertising standards
Lidl and Applegreen were also among the companies to have breached the ASAI’s advertising code recently.
WRC awards ex-Lidl employee €17,500 for dismissal over discounted baked goods
On two occasions, the man purchased stale products from the shop’s bakery at a discounted price.
Lidl pays over €2.4k after dismissing store assistant for turning off power to freezer
The ex-employee was awarded €2,492, which is equal to six weeks’ salary.
# serious support
'It's safe to say it's changed ladies football as a whole' - Lidl and LGFA's 10-year €10 million partnership
A four-year partnership extension was announced today, after the launch of the LGFA’s new subscription streaming service yesterday.
All time
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Lidl has no plans to use QR scanners for Covid vaccine certs for entry into its stores
A photo shared on Facebook claimed that QR scanners would be used to ask for proof of vaccination.
# serious support
'It's a huge issue, probably one that goes unspoken' - Dublin star hails Lidl's period poverty initiative
Carla Rowe discusses its importance in a sporting context, with work underway to have free products available in ladies football clubs.
# High Court
Lidl sues Irish Farmers' Association for defamation over ads about supermarket's own-brand milk
The German-owned chain has told the High Court that the group’s claims are untrue.
# kantar
Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season
Dunnes Stores leads the way in terms of market share, just ahead of Supervalu, according to the latest Kantar figures.
# Shopping
Aldi and Lidl remove all non-essential middle aisle products
Aldi said this decision was made after receiving further clarification from the government.
# food waste
Store spuds outside the bag: Tips and tricks for reducing your food waste
Here are some handy ideas to make sure you get the most out of your weekly shop.
# recipe
No-Cook Blueberry and Banana Fruit Purée
Packed with natural sweetness.
# Green shoots
'I've probably found this week the hardest' - coping with Tokyo Olympics postponement
Ireland hockey captain Katie Mullan talks to The42 on what would have been the opening week of the Tokyo Olympics.
# Coronavirus
Supermarkets hiring hundreds of employees to meet Covid-19 demand
Tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis.
# Coronavirus
Lidl and Tesco to implement priority shopping for elderly people and home carers
Priority shopping will be in place across Lidl’s 163 stores in Ireland between 9am and 11am every day until further notice.
# Food Safety
Yoghurt recall over possible presence of metal pieces extended to Lidl products
Several Müller yoghurt products were recalled yesterday.
# compensation
Lidl ordered to pay €17k after demoting manager to clerk following misconduct claims
James Murphy had been working for the company for 16 years.
# sugar crash
Lidl to remove cartoon characters from cereal packaging by spring
The supermarket hopes the move will help parents resist ‘pester power’ from their children.
# Day Two
Farmers begin 12-hour blockade of major Lidl distribution centre in Cork
Farmers are blocking the entrance and exit at the site.
# a life in sport
'I realised that he never really treated me like a girl or a boy... he completely let me be who I wanted to be'
Ireland star Louise Galvin delves into the positive influence sport – and role models like her late father – have had on her life.
# Racism
Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.
# late late
'I am not going to stay in country where this is allowed': Couple from supermarket ad leave Ireland after online abuse
A death threat was made against the couple after speaking out last week.
# Lidl
Couple from supermarket ad campaign 'considering leaving Ireland' after online abuse
They have called for more robust hate-crime legislation to be introduced.
# kantar
Dunnes Stores comes out on top - just - as the most popular supermarket in Ireland
Dunnes has a market share lead of 0.2% over Tesco in the latest figures from Kantar.
# kantar
Dunnes Stores is the most popular supermarket in Ireland
Meanwhile, Aldi enjoyed the largest jump in growth.
# An Bord Pleanála
Lidl refused permission for a proposed new supermarket for a third time in three months
It was previously refused permission in Cork and Galway.
# Recall
Lidl recalls two batches of biscuits as ingredients not labelled in English
The FSAI announced the recall on its website this afternoon.
# recycling
Lidl says it's introducing in-store recycling stations across the country
The supermarket chain said that recycling stations will rolled out next month.
# uk initiative
Lidl doesn't plan to launch its £1.50 damaged fruit and veg boxes in Ireland
The scheme is being rolled out across of all Lidl’s stores in England, Scotland and Wales.
# retail and services
Lidl paused plans for a controversial Kildare store - but it hasn't thrown in the towel yet
The second store in Naas received 40 objections and was refused for contravening town centre plans.
# Crackers
Polly want a discount German cracker? Lidl might have solved the mystery of the Dublin Airport parrot
Earlier this week, a grey parrot was discovered after a routine runway inspection at Dublin Airport.
# Recall
Lidl recalls batch of chocolate bars over allergy concerns
The bars could be a health risk to anyone with an allergy to nuts.
# Axed
Tesco announces up to 9,000 job cuts in the UK under wide-scale restructuring plan
Jobs will be cut amid plans to shut fish, meat and cheese counters at some stores.
# recycling
FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?
Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?
# machete
Investigation launched as armed raiders rob Dublin Lidl
An eyewitness said the raiders burst into the store and began shouting at staff and customers.
# Supermarket Wars
An irate Lidl accuses rivals of 'planned and sustained campaign' to block it building new stores
Lidl said the majority of its planning applications are usually accepted anyway, but accused its rivals of seeking to delay the process.
# zzz
This clock from Lidl could change the way you sleep for good
It’s the talk of Twitter.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you make efforts to reduce how much single-use plastics you buy?
Lidl has confirmed that by next year it will have discontinued the sale of single-use plastics in its Irish stores.