Discount news

20 September 2021
Following its trademarking of ‘Shop & Go’ with the Intellectual Property Office, Aldi has launched its first check out free store. Where is the trial taking place? Aldi is trialling the new technology in a London store, the location of which has not yet been announced. How will it work? From our understanding, shoppers will use their phones to access the store via a smartphone...
20 September 2021
DIA has reported group turnover decreased by 9.1%, to €3,193.7m, in the first half of 2021. DIA’s sales performance by market The retailer operates in four markets: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Portugal. By market it reported: DIA Spain announced its H1 sales of €2,089.7m, a decrease of 7.7%, compared to H1 2020 DIA Portugal revealed a decline of 4.2% to €296.3m in H1 2021 DIA Brazil...
14 September 2021
Recently released results from variety discounters Poundland, Poundstretcher and B&M show the challenges of 2020, and the uncertainty that lies ahead. We look at the results in more detail and consider how each retailer is placed heading into 2022. Poundland full year results show the impact of COVID Poundland’s results for the year ending September 27, 2020, reveal the severe impact COVI...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...
09 September 2021
Selex has increased its online sales in H1 2021 and Conad has launched a new, urban format in Milan. Separately, Lidl has expanded its climate neutral range, aiming to increase its positive effect on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity and resources. Selex online channel grows by 45% Selex has seen sales through its online channel increase by 45% in the first six months of...
02 September 2021
Caprabo announced it is increasing the breadth of its range, while Lidl has launched its new vegetarian range, Vemondo. Separately, Eroski has added its new convenience format at service stations and Alimerka has reported sales growth of 10% in 2020. Caprabo increases assortment in its new stores Caprabo has said it is increasing the size of its assortment, offering shoppers approximately 12,...
02 September 2021
Lidl launches its new store on the outskirts of Lisbon, while Mercadona reveals its expansion plans for 2022. Separately, understand how start-up Hoogloo is adding further competition in Lisbon.   Lidl launches more ecommerce lockers On 12 August 2021, Lidl opened a new store, its 264 th in Portugal, on the outskirts of Lisbon. The new store is over 1,400 sq. m and offers shoppers its usua...
25 August 2021
We visited frozen food specialist discounter Oops in Preston to see what it had to offer. About Oops The first Oops opened in October 2020 in Bolton. Since then, it has opened a further three stores. The retailer originally sold surplus food from major manufacturers struggling to export to Europe following Brexit. Now, this makes up around 25% of its stock. Oops repackages some of the...
20 August 2021
Variety discounter Poundland has extended its online delivery trial to Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Telford, and Sheffield. Growing range too Poundland has expanded its online range to over 3,000 items. Poundland has also launched a new online-only category, which features exclusive items not sold in stores, including Slimfast bars and Yankee Candles. There is a fixed £4 delivery char...
18 August 2021
We went to see newly opened Russian discounter Mere in Preston to see what the first UK store had to offer. More about Mere Mere is part of Svetofor, owned by Russian retail group Torgservis. There are approximately 3,200 Mere stores around the world , with the majority in Russia and Central Asia and under 100 in Europe. The retailer’s first UK store opened on 14 August in Preston on a ...