Discount news

29 July 2013
DIA has revealed "outstanding like-for-like sales growth" (+18%) in its emerging markets as part of its Q2 results announcement, in which it also reported that gross sales under banner grew by 5% (+8.5% in local currency) to €2.93bn.   Gross sales up in H1 For the first half, gross sales under banner were up 3.4% in euro terms, to €5.66bn, and +7.1% in local currency. Net sales were up ...
23 July 2013
Wilkinson has posted full year earnings that were below its expectations, with sales falling 2.3% despite pre-tax profits rising 21%. Wilkinson struggles in challenging market Despite its strong value positioning, Wilkinson has not enjoyed the sales growth seen at many value orientated retailers. In the 53 weeks to 02 February 2013, its sales fell 2.3% to £1.53bn. In documents filed at ...
22 July 2013
Aldi and Lidl continue to be the success story of 2013 in Ireland, as challenging market conditions and an ever improving offer send shoppers through discounters' doors in droves, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 07 July.   12 weeks to 08 July 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 07 July 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco ...
15 July 2013
Aldi Nord has started to advertise the new branded listings that have appeared in its stores over the last few months. A break from traditional advertising Aldi Nord is drawing shopper attention to the recent branded additions to its range. In its weekly merchandising leaflets in France and Portugal, a double page spread is dedicated to “brands of choice”, including Coca-Cola and Mars. Thi...
11 July 2013
The UK's largest discount retailers, Aldi and Lidl, have both recently introduced new marketing initiatives as they look to capitalise on recent successes and cement their growing popularity with UK shoppers. Aldi's "Swap&Save" campaign Following from the success of its ongoing "Like Aldi" campaigns, which highlight the quality of Aldi products, the discounter has launched a new initi...
10 July 2013
Following on from the purchase of DIA’s operations in Turkey, Sok has made another acquisition in the market. Investment continues expansion Bizim, which owns 10% of Sok, has announced that the retailer has signed a deal to purchase supermarket chain Onur Ekspres Marketçilik for TRY33 million (US$17 million). The acquisition of Onur follows on from its purchase of DIA and sees Sok add more st...
03 July 2013
DIA has opened its first DIA Fresh in France, according to reports in Linéaires, while it has also completed the sale of its operations in Turkey. DIA Fresh opens in Nice Linéaires reports that the first DIA Fresh has opened in Nice. The store is focused on fresh and perishable, with 70% of SKUs within the category, spread across fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Launched in Spain in early ...
26 June 2013
A UK Lidl store in Norfolk is now home to the first Subway franchise to be launched within the discounter's store portfolio. First tie-up, but potential for more Subway is increasingly looking to expand into non-traditional locations such as convenience stores, supermarkets and universities. This is its first tie-up with Lidl and Trevor Haynes, Subway area development manager, believes ...
25 June 2013
The Irish market continues to challenge traditional multiple retailers as shoppers continue to flock to discounters, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 09 June.   12 weeks to 10 June 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 09 June 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.6 27.7 -3.4 Dunnes 22.4 21.9 -2.7 Su...
24 June 2013
Aldi Süd in Australia is set to launch an online liquor store on 1 August. This will be the first time that the discounter has offered food or non-food online operations in any of its countries. It has however offered services such as photos, flowers and holidays online in various markets. Extending the reach of liquor categories Aldi's online liquor store ( www.aldiliquor.com.au ) will...