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The state of discount in the post-COVID world

 In this report we analyse the performance of the channel in 2020 and its outlook to 2022. We also have a closer look at 10 key markets, providing insights enabling you to quickly understand what to focus on to win. 

How to showcase value at discounters

Discounters' value proposition is being increasingly challenged by their competitors. This new situation means they are now looking to work more closely with brand suppliers to continue to champion value. This report has been developed to help suppliers better understand how they can support discounters to better spotlight value.

Discount global trends 2021

We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters. 

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UK variety discount: what you need to know

Variety discounters are an increasingly important part of shoppers’ repertoire, competitors of grocers and an alternative route to market for brands. In this presentation we combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the variety discount channel.

The discount channel’s evolution in Latin America

 In this report we look at each of the major discounters and highlight their latest developments. We explore five themes for how the channel is evolving and provide some hypotheses for how the channel could evolve further in the next five to 10 years. 

How will discounters respond to online?

In this report we explore several online grocery models and services and share our views on the likeliness of their roll out by discounters. We will also review what solutions several different discounters have already tested and are rolling out in Europe, North America and Latin America.

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2021 has been a busy year for variety discounter Poundland. It launched an online trial, opened its first convenience store banner, and continued to grow its grocery range. The retailer’s evolution shows no sign of slowing down as we head into winter.

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Consum’s sales increased by 13.3% in 2020, while Eroski highlighted its new commitments to become more sustainable and Grupo IFA and the Gasol Foundation extend their partnership to continue its research about childhood obesity. Finally, Aldi has expanded its partnership with Glovo to advance its last mile delivery offer. Consum’s increase sales 13.3% in 2020 Consum’s sales increased by 13.3%...
The UK food and drink market continues to face a period of unprecedented change.  As we all learn to live with coronavirus there is a general movement back to pre-pandemic patterns, but not for everything – some behaviours will have changed fundamentally for the long term. And it’s not only the pandemic that is stimulating these changes.   Companies are also learning how to operate in a pos...
As the retailer continued to invest in its operations, Aldi UK and Ireland has reported a fall in profits in its 2020 financial year, ahead of the publication of its full accounts at Companies House. Sales rise strongly, but profits drop Aldi reported sales rose 10.2% in its 2020 financial year, to £13.5 bn, up from the 8.3% sales increase it reported in 2019. Despite the increase in sales,...

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