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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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As part of its growth strategy in Spain, Aldi is moving into the online channel. Like its operations in many markets, this is with non-food, focusing on its weekly offers. The discounter has previously tested an online offer in Spain, trialling delivery in 2021. Details of how many products the service will include, or where it will be rolled out have not yet been released.

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Wilko is reportedly in discussions with alternative lenders to secure a £30 million cash injection as it looks to navigate cost pressures in the buildup to Christmas. Wilko’s short-term financing plans According to the Sunday Times, Wilko is in talks with alternative lenders for an emergency loan of £30m as it deals with the cost-of-living crisis, rise in inflation and supply chain disru...
Despite shopper focus on value, Lidl continues to work towards its sustainability commitments. We look at recent developments across its European markets. Lidl France encourages sustainable travel Its first e-station was launched in Villefranche-sur-Saône this week, offering 13 spaces dedicated to the fast and ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles. Lidl France announced plans for a furth...
The sixth larger grocery retailer in the UK has reported a 1.5% YoY increase in turnover in the 2021/22 financial year. Positive sales growth expected to continue Lidl GB achieved a turnover of £7.8 bn in the financial year ending 28 th February 2022, a 1.5% increase on the previous year. The efficient retailer also saw profits before tax significantly increase, achieving £41.1m compared t...

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