Lidl Wins 'National Retailer of the Year' for Green Credentials

       Lidl Wins 'National Retailer of the Year' for Green Credentials

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, September 30, 2013

LONDON, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --



Lidl UK has been named the 'National Retailer of the Year' in the annual RAC
Cooling Industry Awards for its new state-of-the-art refrigeration system that
significantly reduces its carbon footprint and promises to further cut back on
food write-offs.

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Lidl was shortlisted alongside ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and The Co-operative
Group for the award but stood out for the judging panel with the £27-million
system, which is currently being rolled out nationwide to its 600-strong store
portfolio.

The new system comprises plug-in chillers with a leakage rate of less than 1%,
making them more environmentally friendly, efficient and cost-effective than
ever before. Each chiller cabinet also functions independently so that, if one
chiller fails due to external power loss, the other chillers will continue to
operate. Over time, this will significantly reduce write-offs and operation
costs.

Central Services Director Bernhard Klein says: "This new technology is our
best ever and has the low electricity consumption of a synthetic system while
clearly beating any alternatives based on natural refrigerants."

RAC Judges applauded Lidl for the direction it was taking by adding: "Lidl has
outlined a coherent strategy to suit its estate".

The new system strengthens Lidl's existing commitment to corporate social
responsibility policies that include charging for plastic bags, and choosing
not to airfreight stock.

Contact: For all press enquiries, please contact: Georgina O'Donnell, Tel:
+44-(0)20-8971-6897, Email pr@lidl.co.uk
 
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