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Discount global trends 2021

We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters. 

How will discounters respond to online?

In this report we explore several online grocery models and services and share our views on the likeliness of their roll out by discounters. We will also review what solutions several different discounters have already tested and are rolling out in Europe, North America and Latin America.

The discount channel’s evolution in Latin America

 In this report we look at each of the major discounters and highlight their latest developments. We explore five themes for how the channel is evolving and provide some hypotheses for how the channel could evolve further in the next five to 10 years. 

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Variety discount: the channel’s global growth opportunity

We forecast that the top 10 variety discount retailers globally will add over US$5.2bn in revenue to the grocery market between 2020 and 2022. In this presentation we look at the leading variety discount retailers from around the world and consider the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in the channel.

Online: discount's biggest challenge?

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.

Strategic outlook for Aldi Süd

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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With Aldi US expanding click and collect to more stores and Family Dollar announcing a nationwide partnership with Instacart, we look at four ecommerce developments from North American discounters.

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Throughout 2020 we saw a shift in performance between the UK discounters, with Lidl growing much faster than Aldi. Traditionally Aldi has always been considered the more dominant discounter in the UK. It entered the market in 1990, four years ahead of Lidl, and since then has dominated the headlines about strong discounter growth. Over the years Aldi opened more stores and performed ahead of Lidl...
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the food and consumer goods industry in a way that no one could have foreseen at the start of the year. Shopping habits changed at rapid pace and the retailers had to adapt to meet their changing needs. Although it is unclear exactly what the next 12 months will bring, the actions of the region’s leading retailers in 2020 help to us to understand the d...
The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a challenge, but also an opportunity to accelerate development for discounters. In several markets with high penetration of online, such as the UK, the lack of ecommerce proved to be a weakness for the discount channel. However, the value proposition of the channel resonated well with increasingly savvier shoppers, ensuring footfall and sales remained strong. ...

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Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries