Discount news

01 December 2020
Aldi Süd plans to introduce new bakery counters in 1,000 stores in Germany by Spring 2021 to improve quality and freshness perception. Whilst most products will be baked directly in-store, the discounter will also expand its partnerships with regional bakeries. Replacing the vending machines with qualitative counters Aldi Süd’s famous bread vending machines are about to become a thing of th...
30 November 2020
Schwarz Group, Lidl and Kaufland parent’s company, is set to launch smart cloud solutions in early 2021. Lidl is reorganizing its IT and digital divisions to focus on the digital transformation of its stores, while the recent acquisition of the real.de marketplace will accelerate Kaufland’s omnichannel transformation. Smart cloud solutions made in Europe Schwarz Group will launch clou...
25 November 2020
The French Competition Authority body has approved the purchase of 554 Leader Price stores (owned by Casino) by Aldi. For the Casino Group the sale is part of its ongoing debt reduction plan, which will enable it to focus on its other more profitable banners, such as Monoprix and Franprix. Aldi France to reach more than 1,400 stores and €5.5 bn turnover The purchase of 554 Leader Price stor...
23 November 2020
Aldi has announced the expansion of its home delivery trial with Deliveroo to almost 130 stores across the UK. Now available near select stores in Scotland and Wales Last month, the trial has been expanded to a total of 42 stores, including new locations such as Liverpool, Brighton and Bristol. The trial has now been rolled out to an additional 90 stores, and is available to customers ba...
17 November 2020
Reitangruppen, which operates the discount banner REMA 1000 in Norway and Denmark, as well as a variety of convenience banners in the Nordics and Baltics, is rebranding, restructuring and exploring listing on the stock market. We consider this and how a listing may help fuel the retailer's growth ambitions. Its REMA 1000 banner is the fastest growing discounter in Denmark, while it remains the ...
16 November 2020
Spain-based DIA announced group net sales increased by 2.5% to €1.7 bn, with like-for-like (LFL) sales up 6.3%. The retailer continues to improve its performance by focusing on the five pillars of its roadmap, which includes optimisation of its assortment, its private label ranges, online sales and express delivery, franchisees, and operations. Sales performance DIA Spain’s sales increased ...
12 November 2020
Interim results (26 weeks to 26 September) for the value retailer B&M show that the business retained significant momentum in its second quarter, despite the slackening of lockdown restrictions bringing more ‘normal’ trading conditions to the UK market during the summer.  Total revenue for the half was £2,242m, with the uplift driven substantially by like-for-like increases as shoppers maintained...
10 November 2020
We highlight case studies from the Nordics where retailers have been fundraising for a key cause during October and November. Themed private label products, donating a percentage of product turnover and encouraging shoppers to donate are among the tactics used. 1. Sweden: ICA raises €5.5m for the Pink Ribbon campaign with themed private label, bracelets and donations Source: ICA I...
10 November 2020
Until recently, Brazilian consumers have had a negative perception of private label, with many considering the products as being of low quality. Suppliers have invested in their brands building strong connections with shoppers, which has created a challenge for retailers looking to encourage them to try something new and different. It is, therefore, key for private label products to co-exist al...
10 November 2020
Aldi is due to extend its trial of click and collect service to more than 200 additional stores by Christmas. Full range available online The retailer first  launched the service  in September as a trial in one of its stores in the Midlands. The service was initially available only to Aldi colleagues before being made available to consumers in 18 stores last month. Shoppers can choose fr...