Discount news

02 September 2021
Caprabo announced it is increasing the breadth of its range, while Lidl has launched its new vegetarian range, Vemondo. Separately, Eroski has added its new convenience format at service stations and Alimerka has reported sales growth of 10% in 2020. Caprabo increases assortment in its new stores Caprabo has said it is increasing the size of its assortment, offering shoppers approximately 12,...
02 September 2021
Lidl launches its new store on the outskirts of Lisbon, while Mercadona reveals its expansion plans for 2022. Separately, understand how start-up Hoogloo is adding further competition in Lisbon.   Lidl launches more ecommerce lockers On 12 August 2021, Lidl opened a new store, its 264 th in Portugal, on the outskirts of Lisbon. The new store is over 1,400 sq. m and offers shoppers its usua...
25 August 2021
We visited frozen food specialist discounter Oops in Preston to see what it had to offer. About Oops The first Oops opened in October 2020 in Bolton. Since then, it has opened a further three stores. The retailer originally sold surplus food from major manufacturers struggling to export to Europe following Brexit. Now, this makes up around 25% of its stock. Oops repackages some of the...
20 August 2021
Variety discounter Poundland has extended its online delivery trial to Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Telford, and Sheffield. Growing range too Poundland has expanded its online range to over 3,000 items. Poundland has also launched a new online-only category, which features exclusive items not sold in stores, including Slimfast bars and Yankee Candles. There is a fixed £4 delivery char...
18 August 2021
We went to see newly opened Russian discounter Mere in Preston to see what the first UK store had to offer. More about Mere Mere is part of Svetofor, owned by Russian retail group Torgservis. There are approximately 3,200 Mere stores around the world , with the majority in Russia and Central Asia and under 100 in Europe. The retailer’s first UK store opened on 14 August in Preston on a ...
04 August 2021
Lidl is reported to be launching a ‘scan as you shop’ service in Fulwell, South London, according to The Grocer. How will it work? Lidl filed a trademark application for ‘Lidl Go’ on July 23 rd , applicable to “self-scanning systems for customers”. The Lidl Go app was then launched on Google Play on August 3 rd and information was displayed on the Lidl website explaining the service would ...
30 July 2021
Since launching in 2009, discount retailer D1 has grown to become the third largest grocer in Colombia and the 10 th largest company overall. Despite stiff competition it has become the first discounter in Colombia to record a profit in a Fiscal year, reflecting the positive direction it is going in. Here we explore the reasons behind its success and how the pandemic has influenced change.   ...
27 July 2021
Variety discounter Poundstretcher has closed 75 of its stores since its 2020 CVA agreement was announced, according to The Grocer. Closure of 20% of stores The CVA agreement indicated that Poundstretcher may be forced to close half of its stores from its total of 437. Poundstretcher entered into a CVA agreement due to continuous poor performance and it not achieving profitability. T...
27 July 2021
Variety discounter Poundland continues to grow its grocery range, adding chilled and frozen to 37 more stores, and free-from to 300 stores. Chilled and frozen offer soon to be in over 200 stores Throughout July and August Poundland will be adding its chilled and frozen range to 37 more stores, according to The Grocer. The range is currently in 170 stores across the country and was fi...
16 July 2021
Lidl has pledged to increase sales of healthy and healthier products to at least 85% of total sales by 2025. Clear goals to help shoppers be healthier Alongside the overall pledge, Lidl has set an additional target to increase the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables by 35% by 2026. The discounter has also invested in its ‘Get Fresh’ initiative to add 100 new fresh food products to stores....