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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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European value retailer Action’s strong performance in 2022 underlines how variety discount's growth shows no signs of slowing down. The retailer’s double-digit like-for-like sales are a good reminder that this often-forgotten section of the discount channel warrants more attention.

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Pepco Group reported a strong performance for its first quarter of FY23, ending 31 December 2022. Total group revenue rose 27%, to €1.65 bn, year-on-year, as it delivered record trading days across all its brands following an impressive Christmas trading period.  Strong Q1 results and on track with FY23 plans Pepco Group’s like-for-like (LFL) sales grew by 13%, with its Pepco brand repor...
Aldi UK has announced it is closing its online operations in the UK. Wines and spirits will no longer be able to be purchased from the end of January and Specialbuys will no longer be available by autumn. Its click-and-collect service will however remain, in over 200 stores. What does the future hold for Aldi and online?  Aldi has said it wants to focus on low prices and estate expansion, r...
Which announces Aldi was the cheapest supermarket in 2022 Aldi was found to be the least expensive grocer for the seventh month in a row. Its basket cost £81.63, closely followed by Lidl at £83.24. Tesco came in third cheapest, ahead of Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, who all sat between £90 and £100. At the top end was Ocado at £102.87 and Waitrose at £112.62. Record Christmas results ...

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