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Discount global trends 2021
We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters.
How will discounters respond to online?
In this report we explore several online grocery models and services and share our views on the likeliness of their roll out by discounters. We will also review what solutions several different discounters have already tested and are rolling out in Europe, North America and Latin America.
Christmas 2020: UK retail execution
The updated report explores five key themes this Christmas and provides a summary of campaigns and in-store execution of UK retailers including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Co-op, Aldi, Lidl and Boots.
Aldi France acquisition of Casino-owned Leader Price
The purchase of 550 Leader Price (Casino discount banner) stores by Aldi France has been approved in November 2020. This report will give you an overview of the two retailers, the deal and the challenges for Aldi.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends Q4 2020
We look at retailer performance and shopper confidence ahead of the Christmas peak, and consider the implications the pandemic will have on shopper behaviour and retailers’ priorities over the festive season. We also revisit Christmas 2019 and share analyst viewpoints of how the channels will perform differently this year.
Best of back-to-school 2020
This report explores how retailers across the globe are offering back-to-school solutions and delivering new and exciting school essentials such as face masks, lunchbox solutions and products to support home schooling.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends: Q3 2020
This report gives an overview of retailer and shopper responses to the pandemic over the last quarter, including the latest like-for-like sales and shopper confidence index. We also take a detailed look at how shoppers are increasingly seeking value, and the changing eating in and dining out landscape.
UK channel opportunities: 2020-2022
As the UK emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, these new forecasts map out how we expect the pandemic to shape the future of the grocery market and retail channels. Drawing on a combination of official data and expert insights we present four scenarios for market growth and detailed channel narratives.
Summer retail activation 2020
Summer 2020 is a summer like no other and retailers and brands are here to deliver through the challenging times to create an unforgettable summer for shoppers. This report looks at global case studies to explore this summer’s themes such as staycation and celebrating from home.
Online: discount's biggest challenge?
An in-depth look at Aldi and Lidl UK’s ecommerce development, including factors accelerating and inhibiting their evolution online and shoppers’ changing expectations and behaviour.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - Rapid response to consumer needs
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at rapid response to consumer needs and how this has been accelerated by COVID-19.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping retail trends in Western Europe
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
Discount 2008 vs 2020: how the channel has changed
We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. Over the last 12 years, discounters invested billions in their stores and private label products whilst maintaining the value proposition and even launching ecommerce. We also highlight some considerations for your business when trading with discounters in a post-COVID-19 world.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): traffic light system to control customer flow
Aldi is implementing an automated traffic light system at the entrances to its stores, to control the flow of customers.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends: Q2 2020
This report maps out the momentous changes to the grocery sector resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the last three months. It explores how shopper behaviour has changed, the impact of the virus on retailers, how the pandemic might change retail in future and what this means for suppliers.
Post-coronavirus (COVID-19): how the pandemic will change grocery retail - preparing for more frequent business disruption
This is part of a series of reports that highlight how the world could change after the COVID-19 pandemic. This report looks at how "more frequent business disruption" could affect the industry in the future and explores ways businesses can prepare to mitigate against it.
Post-coronavirus (COVID-19): how the discount channel could change
We look at how the discount channel could change in a post Coronavirus (COVID-19) world through 10 hypotheses and what it could mean for suppliers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): digital crowd monitor at stores’ entrance
Aldi Suisse has added electronic crowd monitoring systems at 110 of its busiest stores.
Europe’s top 10 grocery retailers in 2024
We provide our strategic outlook on the development of Europe's grocery retail market, with insight on the strategy of leading players. We illustrate key themes across the region and see how its leading retailers are driving these changes and being affected by them.
Where to see sustainability trial stores in the UK
Following new developments from Sainsbury’s and M&S, this report summarises key locations to see refillable fixtures and other shopper-facing sustainability features in-store.
Discount snapshot: March 2020
In this month’s snapshot: Lidl’s loyalty app looks set to become borderless, a closer look at sustainability and US and Canada dollar store openings.
Six ways UK food discounters are enhancing their appeal
As Aldi and Lidl both continue to expand their store estates, the discounters come into easier reach of shoppers and often closer proximity to their competitors and each other. We visited newly opened Aldi and Lidl stores within a few meters of each other in Watford, and in this presentation highlight the different features we saw that ease the shopping trip and appeal to shoppers.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020
We look at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. Throughout the year, we will look in more depth at key areas, including sustainability, purchasing groups and the role of exclusive brands.
In this report we present an overview of sustainable development and identify how the three sustainability pillars (environment, social and economic) relate to the food and grocery industry. Furthermore, we highlight examples of how technological advancements enable retailers to develop sustainability initiatives.
UK Christmas trading review 2019 & new year outlook
We compare the festive strategies and trading performances of the UK’s leading grocers and look ahead to factors influencing trading in 2020. For each major retailer that has reported (Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose & Partners) we provide details of festive performance and analyse the factors that shaped their results. Trading data and results analysis from other retailers is also included.