Lidl: Sunflower oil is in short supply! Branch with THIS measure

Lidl: Sunflower oil is in short supply! The branch then takes drastic measures

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Sunflower oil is and will remain in short supply. Some markets use drastic measures to prevent customers from buying new goods directly. Our partner portal “MOIN.DE” reports one Lidl-branch and their attempt to act against hoarding.

Lidl: the hamster buys with the whole family

Cooking oil prices are on the rise and there is no end in sight. There is apparently no reason for customers to refrain from making a purchase. Since sunflower oil has only been available in small quantities in many markets for a long time, Lidl, Aldi and Edeka have already introduced a maximum sales quantity.


This is Lidl:

  • The first Lidl branches were opened in Ludwigshafen in the 1970s
  • In 1999, Lidl was the first discounter to introduce scanner tills
  • Lidl has branches in almost all European countries
  • There are also about 100 branches in the United States
  • Over 190,000 employees worldwide, over 70,000 in Germany (as of 2020)


Depending on the market, customers can sometimes only purchase two bottles of oil. To avoid rationing, the customers of a Lidl branch in Norderstedt went shopping directly with the whole family. As our partner portal “MOIN.DE” reports, in many cases even children have been encouraged to buy hamsters.

Lidl has been selling sunflower oil since the age of 18

The Lidl branch on Ulzburger Strasse did not want to tolerate this and promptly imposed a ban on the sale of sunflower oil to children under 18.


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The new rule quickly made its rounds on the internet. You can find out what the Lidl group has to say about the unusual Norderstedt branch rule on our partner portal “MOIN.DE”.

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