Discount news

17 March 2021
Salling Group’s discount banner Netto has completed its acquisition of Tesco Poland , following approval from local competition authorities. The move will see Salling Group acquire 300 stores and two distribution centres. For Tesco, the exit from Poland reduces its central European business to the three much smaller markets of Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Netto’s biggest inves...
17 March 2021
Aldi and Lidl are focusing their expansion on the capital more than ever before. We look at the store opening targets in more detail and the benefits and challenges of trading in London. Aldi: investing £22m in London Source: IGD Research-Aldi Little Venice Aldi will be investing £22m in new and upgraded stores in London in 2021. This includes nine new openings. The investment is pa...
15 March 2021
UK frozen food specialist retailer Iceland has confirmed that it is opening a trial store in a new format under the name ‘Swift’. The full proposed specification and plan can be seen in the planning application (see below). Promises fuller grocery range and a ‘fresh, fast and local’ shopping experience Launching on 18 March at Four Lane Ends, Longbenton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the store promi...
09 March 2021
Dino Polska plans to continue its investment in sustainability, with a focus on renewable energy, while P&G launched its refillable bottles in the UK. Meanwhile, Aldi announced it has removed two million pieces of plastic from its private label Easter range, while Albert Heijn is set to switch to 100% wind energy to become more sustainable. Dino Polska to invest in renewable energy Poland-b...
09 March 2021
2021’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 22 February to 7 March. We look at how three retailers supported the event. Co-op UK: promotions and awareness The Co-operative has supported Fairtrade for over 25 years and 2021 was no exception. The Co-op used Twitter to highlight the key benefits of buying Fairtrade products. The retailer educated its shoppers, highlighting that purchasing Fai...
09 March 2021
Aldi opened its 100 th store in Italy in January 2021, while local competitor, In’s Mercato, set out plans to open 30 stores during 2021 and how it was aiming to embed its brand identity and sustainability commitments. Aldi opens 100 th store in Italy Aldi reached a new milestone in Italy by opening its 100th store. The discounter operates in six regions including; Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-...
05 March 2021
The latest results from variety discounters B&M, Home Bargains and Poundland show a mix in performance. We have seen a continuation of the patterns of previous years, with B&M and Home Bargains growing rapidly and Poundland growing slowly. The results are mainly driven by the retailers differing strategies, with B&M and Home Bargains focused on opening new stores, and Poundland focusing on revamp...
01 March 2021
Condis plans to open its warehouse to improve its online store, Condisline, while Aldi has announced expansion plans for 2021, expecting to double the number of stores it added in 2020. Meanwhile, Mercadona continues to embed its sustainability strategy and Uvesco has revealed its 2020 full year results and set out its 2021 strategy. Condis boost its online platform Condis has opened a 5,00...
18 February 2021
With Aldi US expanding click and collect to more stores and Family Dollar announcing a nationwide partnership with Instacart, we look at four ecommerce developments from North American discounters. Aldi US to add click and collect to another 500 stores. With the fast rise of ecommerce and the success of its curbside service (click and collect in partnership with Instacart), Aldi will add th...
05 February 2021
Throughout 2020 we saw a shift in performance between the UK discounters, with Lidl growing much faster than Aldi. Traditionally Aldi has always been considered the more dominant discounter in the UK. It entered the market in 1990, four years ahead of Lidl, and since then has dominated the headlines about strong discounter growth. Over the years Aldi opened more stores and performed ahead of Lidl...