Joint Press Release
Sustainable power at low Lidl prices: that’s what grocery retailer Lidl and energy provider E.ON will be offering from July 3, 2017. From that date on, Lidl customers throughout Germany will be able to make use of the particularly affordable clean energy tariff “Lidl-Strom” and thus make a considerable saving compared to their local energy provider – all with a comprehensive price guarantee up to January 31, 2019. The precise amount that can be saved is revealed in the advance savings check at www.lidl-strom.de, where customers can also order the Lidl clean energy.
In addition to the low-cost power, customers also receive a voucher worth 10 euros for their next purchase in any Lidl branch or in the Lidl online shop at www.lidl.de. The two cooperation partners are making it as easy as possible for customers to switch electricity supplier: after completion of the contract, the companies take care of all dealings with the previous provider. Customers will also find all the important information at their local Lidl branch.
With its environmentally-friendly Lidl-Strom product, Lidl is further expanding its position as a responsible food retailer: the clean energy that E.ON will supply to Lidl customers comes entirely from renewable sources such as wind and solar power or hydropower, and exclusively from power stations that have been certified by the TÜV Süd inspection authority.
“Together with E.ON, we are offering our customers clean energy at affordable Lidl prices – and it’s guaranteed to come from sustainable sources. This way, anyone can afford to do something for the environment,” says Jan Bock, Purchasing Director at Lidl Deutschland. Uwe Kolks, Managing Director of E.ON Energie Deutschland, explains: “Customers want affordable and sustainable products – and that includes energy. We want to get them enthused about our products and work with Lidl to create attractive offers with the usual high level of service quality.”
With this collaboration, the two companies are bundling their core competences: “Throughout Germany, Lidl stands for low prices and top quality – the ideal partner for our low-cost clean energy product,” says Uwe Kolks. And Jan Bock adds: “In E.ON we have a cooperation partner which, like us, has many years of experience and can therefore guarantee a secure and reliable supply to customers.”
About Lidl Deutschland
Trading company Lidl is part of the Schwarz group of companies, based in Neckarsulm, and is one of the leading food retailers in Germany and Europe. Lidl is currently represented in 30 countries and operates more than 10,000 branches in 28 countries worldwide. In Germany, more than 78,000 employees in around 3,200 branches ensure customer satisfaction each and every day. Dynamism in day-to-day implementation, strong performance in terms of results and fairness in dealing with one another are what characterise work at Lidl. Since 2008 the Lidl online shop has been offering food and non-food products from various categories as well as travel and other services. The Lidl online shop offering is continually expanded and currently comprises more than 30,000 items. As a discounter, Lidl places great emphasis on an optimum cost-benefit ratio for its customers. Simplicity and process orientation determine day-to-day activity. At the same time, Lidl takes responsibility for people, society and the environment, and in the area of sustainability focuses on five fields of action: range, employees, environment, society and business partners. In the financial year 2016, Lidl achieved sales of 68.8 billion euros, of which 20.4 billion came from Lidl Deutschland. You can find more information on Lidl Deutschland on the internet at lidl.de.