Lidl’s onward march: Bargain hunters love the retailer's leaflet deals

The discount shop is working on new channels and new-look stores to broaden its appeal

20th March, 2016
Aoife Clarke, head of communications at Lidl Pic: Fergal Phillips

For bargain hunters, there is something addictive about the newspaper leaflets that detail Lidl’s latest offerings.

In its early days – Lidl has been in Ireland since 2000 – the discount retailer relied heavily on these leaflets as its main source of marketing. Customers loved them, according to Aoife Clarke, Lidl’s head of communications, who said they had a “cult following”.

Lidl even received complaints when it stopped running them...

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