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UK Christmas trading review 2020 & new year outlook
We look back at the performance of the UK’s leading grocery retailers over the festive period, analyse trading and channel strategies, and explore how shopper behaviour changed.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends Q1 2021
We look at retailer performance and shopper confidence throughout the festive season, and consider what to expect in Q1 2021. We also spotlight our latest research on eating in and dining out.
Veganuary UK, 2021
We explore the growing interest in veganism among shoppers and review the latest activities from the UK’s retailers and suppliers in helping shoppers be vegan for January and beyond.
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.
Sustainability in Q4 2020
13 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the fourth quarter of 2020.
Lidl supports communities during the holidays
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Lidl introduced several innovative solutions to support vulnerable families in local communities.
Western Europe outlook 2021
We consider the five key trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021. We're seeing retailers double down on their drive for value, while digitalisation continues to make the customer experience more convenient and efficient. Ecommerce has accelerated, with online no longer being a small part of many businesses. Meanwhile, retailers are innovating with formats and ranges to stay relevant in a changing world, while sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies.
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.
Explore how retailers and suppliers in the UK and North America are offering innovative products and creative solutions such as Boo-Bags and reverse trick-or-treating to help celebrate Halloween in a COVID-safe way.
COVID-19: Lidl to install hospital grade air filtration
Lidl US will install new air filtration systems rated MERV-13 or higher in all its US stores by the end of this year. Lidl US is one of the first retailers to commit to installing MERV-13 or higher filtration across its entire US store network.
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.
Lidl Plus loyalty programme
Lidl’s loyalty programme Lidl Plus is being rolled out across Europe. It is 100% digital and available in 12 European countries via a bespoke app. This report gives an overview of the app and its different features.
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.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): chatbot helps find quietest time to shop
Lidl Ireland has launched a WhatsApp chatbot to help people identify the quietest times to shop.
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.
Lidl and Einride partner to electrify transport
Einride, a Swedish self-driving transport company, is partnering with Lidl Sweden to help with its transition to electric and self-driving transportation.