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Lidl GB appoints Ryan McDonnell CEO as Christian Härtnagel moves to Germany

Härtnagel has been appointed CEO of Lidl Germany, a role he will start on 1 March next year, after more than five years at the helm of the British business

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Lidl boosting hourly wage to reclaim top paying supermarket title

The discounter says the rise, from March 2022, will make it the highest-paying supermarket in the UK

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Lidl GB CEO: this Christmas ‘much harder work’ than any before

Lidl is in a much better place than 12 weeks ago, and expects to a deliver a great Christmas for customers despite new isolated issues daily

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Champagne sales rocket by a third as in-person gatherings return

Brits bought the equivalent of an extra 2.3 million litres

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Online wine merchant seeks £150k to back mission to ‘eradicate wine snobbery’

UK online wine merchant Smashed Grapes has launched a £150k fundraising drive

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Asda’s in-store pub shows it is thinking ahead as the craft beer boom slumps

The ‘pub’ in Asda’s Milton Keynes store could help inject some excitement and differentiation back into the craft beer category

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