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Lidl joins the SSE Corporate Partnership Program

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is excited to welcome Lidl to its Corporate Partnership Program. This partnership bridges academia and industry, offering students and faculty valuable insights into retail management.

Lidl Sweden KB, established in 2003, has become a prominent supermarket chain with 206 stores and employing over 5,000 individuals. Partnering with Stockholm School of Economics, Lidl aims to bridge academia and industry, providing students with valuable exposure to retail management and business operations. 

“We are excited to welcome Lidl as a corporate partner within our Center for Retailing,” says Professor Sara Rosengren, Head of the Center for Retailing at the Stockholm School of Economics. ”Lidl is one of Europe’s leading food retailers and will bring a valuable perspective to research and teaching at SSE. We look forward to a productive and mutually beneficial partnership.” 

The power of education 

SSE is well-known for its focus on the retail industry in research and education. Since its inception, the Center for Retailing at SSE has had a close collaboration with the retail industry and developed longstanding partnerships within it. As a top-tier business school in Europe, SSE is dedicated to staying at the forefront of education and research, and the partnership with Lidl will further reinforce this goal. 

"We are thrilled to join forces with the Stockholm School of Economics in nurturing the next generation of business leaders and innovators. At Lidl, we believe in the power of education and collaboration to drive positive change and innovation in the retail industry. Through this partnership, we look forward to sharing our knowledge and resources with the students and faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics.", says Carin Årvik, Senior Director HR Employee Lifecycle.  

For more information, please contact:

Sara Rosengren
Head of Center for Retailing (CFR) 
Tel: +46-8-736 9567
Email: sara.rosengren@hhs.se

About Lidl

Lidl Sweden opened its first stores in September 2003 and has consistently delivered on the promise of providing the highest quality products at the best prices in the industry. Presently, Lidl operates 206 stores across Sweden, spanning from Trelleborg in the south to Boden in the north. Approximately 5 000 employees work at Lidl Sweden. The company's head office is in Barkarbystaden in Järfälla municipality, with three central warehouses in Halmstad, Rosersberg, and Örebro. Lidl Sweden also has four property offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Örebro, and Malmö.

About the Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics is rated as a top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes bachelor, master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our programs are developed in close cooperation with the business and research communities, providing graduates substantial potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations. 

The School is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of its principal activities – teaching as well as research – maintain the highest international standards. The Stockholm School of Economics is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the level of quality for which our school is known. 

Press contact

Ylva Mossing
Content and Media Relations Manager
Email: ylva.mossing@hhs.se
Phone: +46 730 97 26 16

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