Discount news

09 April 2013
Aldi Süd is launching a test project in Germany that will see parts of its advertising spend used online in new ways. Promoting special buys Aldi has begun promoting its limited availability lines on new online platforms in order to reach different customers. It has already taken out space on Ebay.de, Gmx.de and Web.de with the trial so far limited to the states of Baden-Württemberg a...
08 April 2013
Schwarz Group is reportedly poised to open stores in the Latvian market, nearly ten years after it first announced it was considering entry. Opening its Lidl format A local Latvian paper has quoted a Lidl representative as confirming that Schwarz Group is looking for real estate to build Lidl stores in the country. The Lidl spokesperson wouldn't comment on the precise time-frame of the...
08 April 2013
Aldi is reported to be investing up to AUD 2bn in its Australian business in the next few years. Supporting strong growth Local press, Australian Daily, reports that Aldi Australia is set to receive AUD 1bn to support its rapid store expansion programme, with a further AUD 1bn to follow in the future. Expanding into new states Aldi has not confirmed the specific figures released...
08 April 2013
Swiss discounter Denner is allowing customers to determine the prices of various products via an online voting system which it is calling 'social discount'. Denner CEO: 'We want to give consumers a voice' Denner's social discount website is a step on from parent company Migros'   social media site Migipedia, which offers the chance to comment and make suggestions on the products it sell...
04 April 2013
Discount retailer Aldi has launched its first 'convenience' store in London. A more direct move into the convenience market The store, a former Peacocks unit in Kilburn, North West London, is approximately half the size of a typical 15,000 sq ft Aldi . The move by Aldi to open smaller stores in high footfall locations, and close to transport hubs in London, will boost competition with Sa...
20 March 2013
Discount retailer, B&M Bargains, has released double-digit growth in both sales and profits for 2012. Exceptional growth B&M Bargains posted an increase of 31.5% to £937.2m in the full year to 31 December 2012, while Pre-tax profits grew by 43% to £90.6m. It also extended its portfolio from 271 to a reported 324 in the same period. B&M has consistently outperformed the market with sales ...
15 March 2013
German discounter Norma increased sales by 5.8% in 2012, to €2.6bn, according to local press reports. Momentum continuing despite economy These results follow increases of 3.7% in 2011 and 5.2% in 2010.  They are down to a strong focus on the food ranges and modernisation of the store network, according to German trade press reports. Norma has refreshed between 70 and 80 stores per year...
14 March 2013
Spanish discounter DIA has launched its loyalty programme, ClubDIA, in China today. Will be in all Shanghai stores by end June DIA began testing its loyalty scheme in selected Shanghai stores in December 2012.  ClubDIA will be gradually rolled out to all stores in the city by the end of June.  Customers can find out more at www.diatiantian.com .  Key features of the scheme The pr...
08 March 2013
Aldi Süd in Germany is centralising the purchasing of all its fruit and vegetables through an extended buying team at its Mülheim office, reports Lebensmittel Zeitung. Following Aldi Nord The new model will mirror the process already being used at sister company Aldi Nord. While Aldi Süd began purchasing some all-season produce centrally two years ago, it will now be extending this proc...
06 March 2013
Turkey-based BIM has revealed that net sales rose by 21%, reaching TRY9.9 billion for its 2012 full year. The company’s pace of sales growth slowed during its fourth quarter, relative to the full year, reaching 16%. Company maintains strategy in Turkey In 2012, BIM continued to build its store portfolio, adding 366, against a target of 400, to reach 3,655. BIM also said that during the ye...