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The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government.

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Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
We look at the German discounter’s most recent acquisitions and what it could mean for its future digital developments, including the idea of launching a marketplace. Acquisition of German marketplace real.de Schwarz Group, Lidl’s and Kaufland’s parent company, has acquired in June 2020 one of the largest marketplaces in Germany: real.de. The marketplace, which offers both grocery and non-g...

Presentations

01/07/2020
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Lidl.
01/07/2020
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.
25/06/2020
We visited a selection of Aldi and Lidl stores in Switzerland to explore each retailers' latest initiatives. This report will give you an overview of the latest in-store innovations and developments from the discounters.
23/06/2020
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
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Identify your opportunities with the retailer as we explore the latest strategic priorities that will influence its future performance.

Europe’s largest grocery retailer continues to evolve and update its stores to better prepare for the future.

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Lidl.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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