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Global discount trends 2023

We look at five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2023, utilising our extensive global research to present examples from the retailers leading the way.

How Germany can help retailers prepare for discount growth

Many markets will experience higher discount penetration in the future.

Germany is ahead on this retail journey, so we look at what lessons could be learnt from the German market.

How are UK variety discounters activating Christmas?

Find out how variety discounters in the UK are activating Christmas 2022. 

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Are hybrid cashierless stores the future?

Cashierless stores have been a hot topic in 2022. We take a look inside a new hybrid concept from discount format Netto in Germany and consider if this is the future of the technology.

Store of the month: February 2022: Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK

See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.

UK variety discount: what you need to know

We combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the rapidly growing variety discount channel in the UK.

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TJ Morris Ltd, which trades as Home Bargains, has announced profits of £239m in its year-end report. Whilst profits decreased by 26%, versus 2021's figure, turnover increased by £81m to £3.419 bn.

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Spanish market leader reported a consolidated sales growth of 11% in 2022 but highlights the tough market conditions had major impacts on its profitability. However, Mercadona claims the effort to reduce the groups margin has made it possible to produce savings of more than 5.7 million households, as the retailer did not transfer €375m of cost increases to shoppers baskets. Positive sales perfo...
Following years of speculation, German discounter Lidl has begun testing Scan & Go in the Netherlands. Seven Dutch stores go live Lidl shoppers in the Netherlands can now benefit from less queuing, as the discounter launches scan & go in seven stores. The stores testing the technology can be found in Halsteren, Hilversum, Huizen, Nijkerk, Oosterhout, Oud-Beijerland and Velp. Improving th...
Aldi currently has 990 store in the UK but as it looks to meet its target of 1,200 site it has set out plans to invest £400m in new and refurbished sites. Aldi plans to target the Midlands, North West, North East, Yorkshire and coastal towns. This follows recent news of its plans to extend its presence in and around London. All of the plans are in a bid to reach more shoppers and follows ga...

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