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29th Oct 2020

Lidl cancels sale of toys, clothes, and Christmas decorations during Level 5

Jade Hayden

They will continue to sell items deemed “essential.”

Lidl has said they will not be selling toys, clothes, and other Christmas products during Level 5.

The retailer announced this week that they are cancelling the sale of their upcoming non-essential items in line with the country’s latest restrictions.

Essential items including food, safety clothing, and items for repairs will remain for sale in stores. The store say they are hopeful other “non-essential” items will go on sale at a later date.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have worked to develop and implement plans to ensure our shoppers and employees can safely shop and work in our stores, whilst maintaining our robust and agile supply chain so that the communities we serve across the country have access to the food and essentials they need,” reads a statement.

“Since the Government’s announcement outlining the new Level 5 restrictions, we have taken a number of steps to ensure we are fully compliant with the new regulations. We immediately cancelled the advertisement of all non-essential items and removed these items from our website.

“Unfortunately some of these items will still appear in our weekly leaflet, which has been printed a number of weeks in advance and we apologise to customers who are left disappointed by this.”

The retailer said that they will not be selling any “Christmas decorations, casual clothing, and toys” during Level 5. They will also remove any residual stock from previous promotions.

“We will continue to sell items that are classed as essential e.g. for upkeep of residence and businesses, safety clothing, repair and maintenance of cars and bikes etc in our middle aisles,” they said.

“We hope to put any cancelled items on sale at a later date, in line with restrictions being lifted and customers can keep up to date through our social media channels and website.”