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Inside Penny’s updated stores in Romania

Understand how discounter Penny is successfully differentiating itself from market leader Lidl in Romania.

How Mercadona is evolving its offer to grow its appeal

Understand how Spain's grocery market leader continues to evolve and enhance its shopping experience through its private label and 'Ready to eat' range.

Store of the month: February 2022: Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK

See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.

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UK variety discount: what you need to know

We combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the rapidly growing variety discount channel in the UK.

Global discount trends 2022

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

Discount by numbers - Europe outlook to 2026

The discount channel is set to add more than €100 bn of sales by 2026 in Europe, more than any other modern retail channel in the region.

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Leading US-based dollar store chain, Dollar General, has formed a new Healthcare Advisory Panel. This will provide it with guidance and the prioritisation of efforts in the health and wellness space. We consider why this is a strategic goal for the business.

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Aldi Nord has opened a cashierless store in Utrecht, Netherlands. This is the retailer’s first store to use the Shop&Go technology, and follows on from Aldi Sud's first cashierless store, which opened in January 2022.  Partnership with Trigo The in-store technology is powered by Trigo, a company that has also partnered with Tesco, REWE Group, Netto and Wakefern Food. The store is 370...
Freshippo Outlet, a new discount format, offers shoppers daily great deals on quality fresh foods and helps reduce the group's food waste. Optimising profitability by reducing food waste According to Alibaba's full fiscal year 2022 report, the growth of direct retail business has impacted its profit earning. Optimizing its operation cost efficiency is crucial for long-term sustainability,...
Pepco reported total Group sales rose 17.1% to €1.21 bn, with like-for-like sales up 4.9% in the three months to 30 June. Expansion continued to drive total sales growth, with the retailer opening 115 new stores during the quarter. Pepco banner outperformed Poundland in Q3… While Group sales rose 17.1%, it was the Pepco banner’s growth of 28.5% that drove overall performance. The retailer h...

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