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B&M: data

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B&M Snapshot

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for B&M.

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.

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With COVID-19 impacting the way people shop, each channel has had to adapt to satisfy changing shopper needs. The discount channel has had a mixed experience dealing with these changes throughout the pandemic. Sales have been negatively impacted due to shoppers using fewer channels and avoiding smaller stores. For the variety discounters, such as Poundland, they have also had challenges including temporary store closures due to reduced footfall. Across the channel, there has also been the wider question over how to respond to the rising demand for online.

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Variety discounter B&M's Q3 results (13-week period from 27 September to 26 December 2020) show positive growth across the majority of the business, particularly its UK banner.  Revenue growth across all banners, expect Babou Group revenue +22.5% to £1,398.5m (2019: £1,138m) B&M UK +26.6% to £1,211.8m (2019: £957.4m) Heron Foods +7.6% to £102.9m (2019: £95.6m) Babou (France) -1.4% ...
Lidl, B&M and Amazon have become the latest retailers to repay business rates relief received from the UK government and devolved administrations during the pandemic. The announcements follow the decision by Tesco to repay the relief last week and subsequent moves from Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Aldi . In total the relief set to be repaid by grocery retailers has now reached £1.9bn. L...
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...

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