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Global discount trends 2023

We look at five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2023, utilising our extensive global research to present examples from the retailers leading the way.

How Germany can help retailers prepare for discount growth

Many markets will experience higher discount penetration in the future.

Germany is ahead on this retail journey, so we look at what lessons could be learnt from the German market.

How are UK variety discounters activating Christmas?

Find out how variety discounters in the UK are activating Christmas 2022. 

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Are hybrid cashierless stores the future?

Cashierless stores have been a hot topic in 2022. We take a look inside a new hybrid concept from discount format Netto in Germany and consider if this is the future of the technology.

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.

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.

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Pepco has released its interim results for H1 2023. The group said it had made good strategic progress and maintained a strong trading momentum for the first half of the year.

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The retailer has expanded its partnership with Instacart to offer 30-minute delivery of 2,000 of its most popular products.   Available from most US stores  The new instant delivery proposition will be available from 2,100 stores, which covers most of Aldi’s store network in the US. The retailer currently has just over 2,300 locations and has been aggressively expanding in the country. The ...
Spain is a price sensitive market we continue to see retailers taking action to support shoppers purchasing power. Retailers such as M&A, DIA and Uvesco are investing more to implementing initiatives to freeze or cut prices to attract more shoppers during the current economic environment.   M&A discount banner commits to freezing prices Grupo Piedro has launched its M&A discount banner, this ...
We recently visited Germany’s capital on a research trip; with almost 50 stores seen, here are our six main takeaways, as well as a shout-out to our favourite stores  The shopper journey needs improvement One of the main things that stood out to us is the fact that, in most stores, the shopper journey wasn’t great. Navigation is almost non-existent, and we often found ourselves walking arou...

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