Discount news

13 October 2020
Lidl will be dissolving Lidl Digital Logistics, according to The Grocer. We explore further what this means for the retailer. Continuing digital exploration We have been eagerly anticipating Lidl's entry into the online channel since 2018 when it first established Lidl Digital Logistics. In December 2019 the retailer first said it was "actively exploring" ecommerce in the UK, hintin...
09 October 2020
Variety discounter Poundland has acquired frozen food specialist Fulton Foods, as part of its continued evolution towards offering shoppers a greater grocery offering. What? The purchase was made for an undisclosed amount, however the retailer has said it is part of a £25m investment into its grocery offering over the next two years. Key elements of the deal; Poundland will retain ...
08 October 2020
America’s leading dollar store chain, Dollar General, is launching a new concept store, popshelf. 95% of range priced at $5 or less The popshelf concept will debut in Nashville, Tennessee later this year, with two stores set to open in the city. It has been designed to create an engaging, fun environment, featuring on-trend seasonal and home décor, health and beauty must-haves, home cleanin...
07 October 2020
In recent years Aldi Nord’s group sales have grown at around 2%, one of the slowest rates in the discount channel globally. The AniKo concept, launched in 2016, was expected to drive a recovery in growth and has required billions to be invested to upgrade the store network. However, the slow pace to add new and more varied products to the assortment, the growing competition and pricing pressures ...
06 October 2020
Aldi has announced it will be removing all free plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables from store by the end of 2020. A more sustainable alternative Shoppers will instead be able to purchase a reusable bag made from recycled bottles for 25p. Source: Aldi Aldi has said this will save 100 tonnes of plastic a year. Strong commitment to plasti...
02 October 2020
As DIA and Amazon expand the coverage of the Prime Now service to more cities and the retailer sets out its increasing focus on franchising, we look at how it is investing in key areas of its business. DIA and Amazon expand Prime Now coverage As part of their agreement, DIA and Amazon have, through the former’s La Plaza de DIA banner, made the service available in five cities. Now available...
28 September 2020
Aldi UK has released its preliminary FY19 results, for the 12 months ending 31st December 2019, ahead of the impending publication of its full accounts on Companies House. The release show strong sales and profit growth, but a slow down in forecast store openings. We take a look at the results in more detail and consider the retailer's evolution in 2019 and 2020. Strong sales growth continues ...
25 September 2020
A new ALDI store opens in Shanghai in September. It is the retailer’s eighth store in two years. Localised range appeals to Chinese consumers Situated on Hongguan Road, Hongkou District, the store carries about 1,000 SKUs from Ready-to-Eat meals to body care products. The range includes quality imports such as French wine and Australian ice cream, as well as local products that appeal to lo...
23 September 2020
Following a successful trial for store staff, Aldi has launched its click and collect service to customers. What does Aldi's click and collect look like? The click and collect service is currently available from the Loughborough, Allendale Road store. Aldi's website states it is rolling out the service to more stores, the location of which have not yet been announced. ...
17 September 2020
The Grocer magazine has reported that Iceland has launched a trial to bring Bargain Booze branded concessions into its Food Warehouse stores, to boost alcohol ranges and bring greater focus to the offer. Extends Food Warehouse alcohol range to 1,000 lines The trial stores at Cheltenham, Poole and York now have dedicated Bargain Booze sections comprising 1,000 lines, more than doubling the e...