Discount news

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...
21 June 2013
Canada’s largest grocery retailer is trialling a new discount format as competition intensifies. EDLP on groceries In an attempt to attract more urban shoppers, Loblaw is experimenting with a new discount format in Calgary. At around 930sqm ‘The Box by No Frills’ is a smaller version of its ‘No Frills’ fascia and will leverage an EDLP strategy on groceries, fresh food and general merch...
21 June 2013
Kaufland, the discount hypermarket format from Schwarz Group, is preparing for an online launch of its grocery offer over the next 24 months. First foray into online The move, reported in Lebensmittel Zeitung, would be Kaufland's first move into the growing online market. It is initially looking at a launch in the German market, with a potential move into its other markets if its initial ...
18 June 2013
The high street discount channel continues to go from strength-to-strength in the UK. As these discounters put more emphasis on their grocery offers, they will become more significant players in the industry, creating a growing number of opportunities for suppliers. Here, we bring you three trends that stood out to us as drivers of growth after we visited stores across the key players. 1. H...
17 June 2013
Lidl is planning to revitalise its stores in northern Germany in response to Aldi Nord's successful refurbishment programme, which is driving significant sales uplift. Significant investment Lidl is set to invest €500m in the current financial year to improve the in-store environment in older stores, reports Lebensmittel Zeitung. The revamp will include new facades, shelving, lighting an...