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Founded in 1973 by father and son team, Josef and Dieter Schwarz, in Ludwigshafen, Germany the original Lidl company had 3 employees and sold around 500 products. During the 1990s the company expanded and started opening stores across the European continent. Twenty-one years later the group opened their first Lidl store in Great Britain. Lidl UK employees over 25,000 people in more than 800 stores across the country. They also have 13 regional distribution centres across the region with more than three quarters of their products being locally sourced.
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