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Variety discounters are an increasingly important part of shoppers’ repertoire. As a result they are a growing competitor set for other channels. In this report we help you understand the key UK variety discounters; B&M, Home Bargains, Poundland, Poundstretcher and Wilko further. We look at five key questions about where the channel is currently, and where it is likely to go in future.

We look at Lidl's strategic priorities to reinforce its position as the leading European retailer. It is winning share thanks to its rapid expansion and by putting sustainability and shoppers at the heart of its strategy.

An in-depth look at Aldi and Lidl UK’s ecommerce development, including factors accelerating and inhibiting their evolution online and shoppers’ changing expectations and behaviour.

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We look at how the discount channel could change in a post Coronavirus (COVID-19) world through 10 hypotheses and what it could mean for suppliers. 

Lidl’s loyalty programme Lidl Plus is being rolled out across Europe.  It is 100% digital and available in 12 European countries via a bespoke app. This report gives an overview of the app and its different features. 

Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.

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Dollar Tree saw a strong performance across most categories, with crafts, party celebrations, household products, and kitchenware leading growth. The new Crafter’s Square range is performing ahead of expectations and will be extended across the portfolio in early 2021. This reflects how consumers are spending more time at home during the pandemic. Halloween was also strong, with customers shopping early for events and the holidays. This is helping to drive sell-through and reduce markdowns.

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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...
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 marketplace will accelerate Kaufland’s omnichannel transformation. Smart cloud solutions made in Europe Schwarz Group will launch clou...
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...

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In this month’s snapshot: Lidl’s loyalty app looks set to become borderless, a closer look at sustainability and US and Canada dollar store openings.

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