Lidl GB is to invest £4 billion in British food businesses in its current financial year as it looks to provide further support for its suppliers.
In 2019, the supermarket committed to a five-year £15 billion investment but this figure is now expected to rise to £17 billion.
Sourcing two-thirds of its core produce from the UK, Lidl GB works directly with over 650 suppliers across the UK.
In 2022, almost £500 million worth of exports from British suppliers went to other Lidl markets. Lidl has revealed that British cheese is one of the most popular British exports for Lidl shoppers overseas, with Polish customers being the biggest fans of Somerset Vintage Cheddar.