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There are reports out of Germany that discounter Lidl plans to begin testing a click-and-collect service in Hamburg, Germany ... allowing local shoppers to order both groceries and fresh produce online and then pick up the products at the store.

This is a step forward in Lidl's e-commerce strategy; previously, in Germany, it only has been selling wine online.

To this point, Lidl has denied any plans to expand its e-commerce initiatives beyond the German marketplace.
KC's View:
There haven't been any indications that Lidl is thinking this way, but wouldn't it be interesting if it launched in the US with a robust e-commerce program? I, for one, wouldn't be surprised.