LIDL SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of LIDL with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

Schwarz Gruppe


Retail Industry


Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Where quality is cheaper


LIDL offers quality goods at affordable prices



Price sensitive customers who usually have a limited budget whilst shopping or choose to buy mediocre quality products.

Target Group



LIDL is a go-to shop for any grocery needs.

LIDL SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of LIDL :

1. LIDL has private labels and a good range of other branded products too.

2. Strong digital presence and online selling by the brand

3. LIDL sell reasonable food that appeal to all income groups

4. The stores are open on Sundays and holidays, which is an added customer service

5. LIDL has over 10,000 stores across Europe

6. The company operates in more than 25 countries across Europe

7. More than 300,000 people are employed with LIDL

8. The company has also ventured in businesses like bakeries, online photo services, discounted goods etc


1. Intense competition means limited market share growth for LIDL

2. Limited presence of the retail chain outside Europe


1. LIDL can gain a further strong hold in European markets as well more global locations

2. Expanding into growing economies like Africa, Asia etc

3. Extract more business from online & digital channels


1. International expansion of other brand would increase competition

2. Price war with other retail chains brands can affect the margins of LIDL

3. Change of Govt policies and regulations in the retail industry

LIDL Competition


Below are the 18 main LIDL competitors :

1. Carrefour

2. Tesco

3. Walmart

4. Woolworths

5. Coles Group

6. Kroger

7. Target Corporation

8. Amazon

9. eBay

10. Home Depot

11. Ikea

12. Costco Wholesale

13. Aldi

14. Lowe's Companies

15. Kohls

16. CVS Caremark

17. Walgreens

18. Boots

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