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Super and hypermarkets in Luxembourg

Luxembourg grocery stores, hyper and supermarkets are brimming with fresh ingredients and boast a fantastic selection, sometimes even at reasonable prices. Let's explore options.

Last time updated
10.05.24

Luxembourg, a country known for its picturesque landscapes and thriving multicultural scene, offers an array of grocery shopping experiences to meet the diverse needs of its residents and visitors. In this article, we delve into the world of grocery shopping in Luxembourg, unveiling the best options for stocking up on fresh produce, pantry staples, and more.

Furthermore, we'll touch upon the pricing landscape and provide insights into the presence of each chain throughout the country. So, whether you're a resident looking for the best deals or a traveler eager to explore Luxembourg's culinary offerings, this article is your ultimate guide to the grocery shopping scene in the Grand Duchy.

Table
SupermarketOriginSize of shopsPresence
CactusLuxembourgAll sizes62
DelhaizeBelgiumSupermarkets and small stores57
Match & SmatchFranceSupermarkets and small stores24
AuchanFranceHypermarkets and small stores22
AldiGermanySupermarkets and small stores18
LidlGermanySupermarkets and small stores14
NaturataLuxembourgSmall stores12
MonoprixFranceSmall stores5
ColruytBelgiumSupermarkets and small stores5
AlavitaLuxembourgSmall stores4
CarrefourFranceSmall stores3
CoraFranceHypermarkets2

In terms of pricing, it's important to note that smaller stores, such as those offered by Monoprix, and Carrefour or the small brands of other chains, tend to be on the higher end in terms of prices but have the advantage of being conveniently placed in central locations.

For budget-conscious shoppers, the German discounters Lidl and Aldi are go-to options. They consistently offer competitive prices, making them popular choices for those looking to save on their grocery bills.

If you're interested in organic and sustainable options, Naturata and Alavita are the top choices. While they may be relatively higher in price, they provide a range of certified organic products, making them an ideal destination for health-conscious consumers.

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Supermarkets and hypermarkets in Luxembourg

Let's take a glance at the most common and popular markets of the Grand Duchy, that offer their visitors convinience and plenty of locations, as well as variety of choice. Usually, you can buy not only food, but also other goods

Cactus
Mid-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Cactus stands as Luxembourg's premier supermarket chain, boasting an extensive network of 62 grocery outlets spread throughout the nation. This impressive range caters to various shopping preferences, comprising 2 hypermarkets, 13 well-organized supermarkets, 9 bustling marketplaces, and 4 Cactus Hobbi stores, with two nestled within the hypermarkets. Notably, Cactus further enhances its convenience factor with 40 minimarkets, strategically located within service stations, offering quick access to essentials for busy travelers.
Cactus made of fruits
Source: Cactus Facebook Page
4, route d’ArlonL-8008 StrassenLuxembourg
+352 45 08 71
MON — SUN
Mostly 6:30 – 20:00

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site.

What sets Cactus apart is its commitment to diversifying its offerings continually. In addition to catering to diverse store sizes, Cactus also delves into specialty shopping experiences. Their Hobbi stores, dedicated to DIY and home décor, add an extra layer of appeal. Some Cactus locations go above and beyond, featuring Cactus restaurants. These dining options allow customers to indulge in a meal before or after their shopping trip, making it exceptionally convenient in various situations.

What can you get here?

For those inclined toward healthier choices, select Cactus stores present dedicated sections featuring organic products, meeting the needs of health-conscious shoppers with an array of fresh and sustainable options.

Source: Cactus Instagram
Auchan
Mid-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 22:00
Auchan, the renowned French supermarket brand, holds a robust presence in Luxembourg. Initially specializing in hypermarkets, they've recently expanded their footprint to include a substantial number of smaller markets under the banner of MyAuchan.
Auchan interior
Source: Auchan Facebook page
165 Rue de Rollingergrund, 2440 Rollengergronn-Belair-Nord Luxembourg
N/A
MON — SUN
6:00 – 22:00

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site

What can you get here?

In total, Auchan boasts 22 establishments across the country. Notably, this includes three prominent hypermarkets strategically located in the southern region, situated within the bustling commercial hubs of Cloche d'Or, Kirchberg, and Differdange. The remainder of their locations consist of 15 MyAuchan stores, providing a diverse range of convenient shopping experiences, and 4 Auchan Drive locations, catering to those seeking a quick and efficient shopping solution.

Source: Auchan Instagram
Carrefour
Mid-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Carrefour, the well-known French supermarket chain, holds a significant global presence. However, in Luxembourg, its footprint is more modest, with just three establishments under the Carrefour Express brand. These smaller-sized stores, ranging from 200 to 800 square meters, cater to shoppers seeking a convenient and efficient grocery shopping experience.
18 Rue Edward Steichen, Kirchberg Luxembourg
N/A
MON — FRI
7:00 – 20:00
SAT
8:00 –19:00
SUN
8:00 – 13:00

This supermarket has several addresses in Luxembourg

What can you get here?

These three Carrefour Express stores are strategically located in the southern region of the country, making them easily accessible for residents and visitors in areas such as Kirchberg, Niederkorn, and Esch-sur-Alzette. While Carrefour's presence in Luxembourg may be limited in terms of the number of stores, it provides valuable options for those seeking smaller-scale shopping opportunities.

Source: Carrefour Facebook page
Monoprix
Higher-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Monoprix, the French supermarket chain, is known for its compact stores strategically positioned in central areas. In Luxembourg, Monoprix has a limited presence, primarily concentrated in the capital city, with a total of 5 establishments.
8 Av. Pasteur, Limpertsberg Luxembourg
(+352) 28 26 86 20
MON — SAT
8:30 – 20:00
SUN
10:00 – 19:00

This supermarket has several addresses in Luxembourg

What can you get here?

One noteworthy advantage of Monoprix supermarkets is their Sunday opening hours. They offer all-day shopping convenience, apart from Monop' Pasteur, which closes at 1 p.m.

Source: Monoprix website
Delhaize
Mid-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Delhaize, headquartered in Belgium, is a prominent food distribution group operating in eight countries across three continents. In contrast to some French chains with limited presence in Luxembourg, Delhaize has garnered popularity in the Grand Duchy. Their extensive network comprises a remarkable 57 establishments, ensuring accessibility for residents and visitors alike.
Delhaize logo in Belgium
Source: Delhaize website
Av Monterey, 10, 101660 Luxembourg
N/A
MON — SUN
mostly from 7:30 till 20:00

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site

What can you get here?

Delhaize offers a diverse range of supermarkets in Luxembourg. In addition to their traditional Delhaize supermarkets, they feature the Proxy brand, encompassing compact stores often found in central locations.

Moreover, the Shop&go brand caters to convenience, with small stores strategically positioned along highways, at metro and railway stations, and in bustling commercial districts. Delhaize's versatile presence ensures that Luxembourg shoppers can easily access their offerings, regardless of their location or shopping preferences.

Cora
Low-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Cora, a prominent French hypermarket chain under the Louis Delhaize Group, has found favor in its home country. However, its presence in Luxembourg is limited to just two locations: one in Foetz and the other in the City Concorde shopping center in Bertrange.
11 Rue du Brill, Foetz Mondercange
(+352) 26 17 01
MON — SAT
8:00 – 20:00
SUN
8:00 – 13:00

Working hours may depend on  the location. Check it before planning the shopping!

As hypermarkets, Cora outlets offer a wide array of both groceries and non-food items, making them a one-stop destination for shoppers. Notably, they provide the convenience of Coradrive, an online shopping service that allows customers to order items and pick them up at designated collection points.

What can you get here?

It's worth mentioning that significant changes are on the horizon for these hypermarkets. In July 2023, the E.Leclerc Group announced its acquisition of the Cora stores in Luxembourg, signaling potential shifts in the retail landscape in the Grand Duchy.

Source: Cora Facebook Page
Match and Smacht
Mid-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Match & Smatch, part of the Louis Delhaize Group, are supermarket chains with a presence in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg. However, similar to the transition with Cora stores, the Match & Smatch outlets in Luxembourg are poised for changes as they will be acquired by the E.Leclerc Group.
Market
Source: Match Facebook Page
Rue de la Résistance 34942 Käerjeng
N/A
MON — SAT
8:00 – 20:00
SUN
8:00 – 13:00

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site.

What can you get here?

Luxembourg hosts a total of 12 Match supermarkets, which typically fall within the category of medium-sized stores. Additionally, there are 12 Smatch stores, known for their smaller and more conveniently sized format. The impending acquisition by E.Leclerc is likely to usher in transformations, shaping the future of these supermarkets in Luxembourg's retail landscape.

Discount supermarkets

Lidl
Discount-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 20:00
Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain under the Schwarz Group, ranks among Europe's largest retail conglomerates. Operating a vast network of over 12,000 outlets across dozens of countries, Lidl boasts a significant presence in Luxembourg, currently managing 14 stores across the country, with plans for further expansion.
Lidl building
Source: Wikipedia
9 Rte d'Arlon, 8030 Strassen, Luxembourg
(+352) 2 62 76 68 00
MON — SAT
8:00 – 20:00
SUN
8:00 – 13:00

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site.

What can you get here?

Lidl primarily focuses on providing a selection of essential food items, complemented by a smaller section dedicated to non-food products. While their product range may be limited compared to larger supermarkets, Lidl excels in offering budget-friendly pricing, making it a favored choice for those seeking affordability without compromising on quality. With their plans for growth, Lidl is poised to play an even more prominent role in Luxembourg's retail landscape.

Aldi
Discount-range prices
Open dailyClosed at 19:00
Aldi, another renowned German discount retailer, currently operates a vast network of over 10,000 stores across 18 countries. It stands as a leading retail group in Germany and a significant global player in the discount retail sector. While its presence in Luxembourg may not be as extensive as some larger chains, it is substantial nonetheless, with 18 stores spread across the country. Aldi, much like its counterpart Lidl, focuses on offering a product range that includes fresh produce and a selection of non-food items.
Aldi store
Source: Aldi website
9 Rue Christophe Plantin, 2339 Gasperich Luxembourg
N/A
MON — SAT
8:30 – 19:00
SUN
9:00 – 13:00

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site.

Colruyt
Mid-range prices
Open during workdays and on SaturdayClosed at 20:00
Colruyt, one of Belgium's major supermarket chains, extends its presence into Luxembourg, albeit on a more modest scale, with a total of 5 stores scattered across the country.
Colruyt store
Source: Colruyt website
Shopping Center Boomerang, 2 Rte d'Arlon, 8008 Strassen
N/A
MON — FRI
8:30 – 20:00
SAT
8:30 – 19:00
SUN
Closed

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site.

What can you get here?

Despite its limited number of outlets, Colruyt stands out for its commitment to affordability. Their stores offer a wide array of products at competitive prices, often undercutting their competitors. In fact, Colruyt boldly asserts itself as a price leader, guaranteeing to refund the difference if you find a cheaper price elsewhere.

For added convenience, Colruyt provides the Collect and Go service, allowing customers to order online and subsequently collect their purchases. Three pickup points, located in Gasperich, Mersch, and Sanem, ensure accessibility for online shoppers in Luxembourg.

Bio chains

Naturata
Mid-range to high prices
Open during workdays and on SaturdaysClosed at 19:00
Naturata, the most renowned organic grocery chain in Luxembourg, boasts a network of 12 stores across the country, including three in the capital. What sets Naturata apart is its strong commitment to organic and quality standards.
citrus fruits in the shop
Source: Naturata Facebook page
161, Rue de Rollingergrund, L-2440 Luxembourg
N/A
MON — FRI
8:00 – 19:00
SAT
8:00 – 18:00
SUN
Closed

You can find the location of the grocery stores on the brand's store locator site.

What can you get here?

At Naturata, you'll discover a diverse range of organic food products, including frozen goods, packaged meats and seafood, and, notably, fresh meat counters in stores like Munsbach and Rollingergrund. These counters offer a selection of high-quality, fresh meats. Additionally, Naturata stores feature a variety of household items, making it a one-stop destination for those seeking organic and eco-friendly products in Luxembourg.

Alavita
Mid-range to high prices
Open during workdays and on SaturdaysClosed at 19:00
Alavita, a boutique bio grocery brand, has established a presence in Luxembourg with 2 stores within the city and two more located outside the capital, specifically in Mersch and Junglinster. One notable advantage of Alavita is its focus on convenience, as almost all of their stores offer delivery services, ensuring a hassle-free shopping experience for customers.
1 Rue Auguste Charles, Luxembourg
N/A
MON — FRI
8:30 –  19:00
SAT
8:30 – 18:00
SUN
Closed

This shop has several addresses in Luxembourg

What can you get here?

Alavita stores feature a wide array of products, aligning closely with what you'd find in Naturata. However, Alavita goes a step further by offering a unique dining experience. The Alavita Kitchen, located near the Alavita Bonnevoie shop, is a restaurant where you can savor fresh and organic dishes, making it a perfect complement to your bio shopping trip.

Source: Alavita website

Not all supermarkets provide delivery services, but some, like Auchan, do offer this option. Others, such as Cactus and Cora, focus on delivering bulky items like appliances.

The advantage of grocery delivery in Luxembourg is most apparent when you're planning to purchase a substantial number of items. The delivery cost can be quite significant for smaller orders, as seen with Auchan charging 13 euros for purchases under 100 euros. However, for larger orders, the cost is more favorable. Auchan offers a reduced rate of 6 euros for orders between 180 and 250 euros, and delivery is entirely free for orders exceeding 250 euros. This encourages bulk shopping, making the service more economical.

Another convenient option is ordering online and then picking up your purchases at a designated time and location. This choice not only saves time but often comes with no additional costs. Auchan and Match supermarkets provide this service.

To place an online order, simply visit the store's website, ensure they offer online shopping services, add desired items to your cart, proceed with debit or credit card payment, and add your delivery address for home delivery or select a pickup location if you prefer in-store collection.

In conclusion, the decision to opt for grocery delivery in Luxembourg depends on your shopping needs, the size of your order, and the associated delivery costs. It's a convenient option for larger purchases, offering both time savings and potential cost benefits.

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We took photos from these sources: Pexels; Facebook pages and official websites of Cactus, Auchan, Carrefour, Monoprix, Delhaize, Cora, Match, Aldi, Colruyt, Naturata, Alavita; Wikipedia

Authors: Luz
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