Lidl Romania boasts 130 local suppliers for fresh produce section

German retailer Lidl has over 130 Romanian suppliers for its fresh produce section and up to 70% of the produce it sells in summer is local, a company official said.

“Over 130 of our fruit and vegetable suppliers are Romanian and their number is growing. Consumers like Romanian products,” said Claudius Kisfaludy, produce acquisition manager at Lidl Romania.

In August, the peak month for fruit and vegetable consumption, the share of Romanian suppliers in Lidl's portfolio reached 70% compared with 30% off-season.

Lidl has 247 stores and five logistical warehouses in Romania.

Source: 26.07.2019 ZFEnglish