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Global discount trends 2022

Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.

12 ways Lidl and Aldi are evolving their models

We review 2021 to highlight some of Aldi and Lidl's major developments and how they are transforming their models.

Strategic outlook for Aldi

An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.

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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 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.

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A new chief commercial officer is appointed, as Ryan McDonnell prepares to step into the CEO position.

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Pepco, owner of PEPCO, Poundland and Dealz, has announced its Q1 trading results. Poundland’s continued evolution drives sales Key numbers for Q1 (ending 31 st December): +12% total group revenue year-on-year (led by PEPCO at +20%) +1.5% like-for-like growth for Poundland Poundland’s results follow a positive FY2021 for the retailer, when it saw like-for-like sales of +...
Despite the uncertainty and complexity created by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 18 months, retailers across Europe have continued to focus on and invest in store innovation to meet the changing demands of the shopper. From hydroponic herb greenhouses and walkout payment technology, to restaurant meals and refill stations, the market is developing exciting new concepts and opportunities t...
As ever, the discounters have reported a fantastic Christmas, with ‘record’ results and footfall. Although performance was clearly positive, unpicking whether this was driven by new store openings, or like-for-like sales is more difficult. Aldi: premium private label and Kevin the Carrot Aldi reported its “best-ever Christmas” with sales in December up +0.4% compared to 2020. This was a ...

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