Switzerland news

21 December 2016
Lidl is set to launch an Express format in Germany and is working on its food-to-go offer in other markets. New format in Germany As part of its push to drive online and convenience sales, Lidl is reportedly going to open a new 'Express' format. The new format will be trialled in Berlin and have the tagline 'Always.More.Online.' The new format will be smaller than a standard Lidl store an...
08 September 2016
Lidl is going to increase the competition in the value fashion retail market, while engaging with young shoppers via an augmented app. Pop-up fashion store Lidl in Germany has opened its first pop-up fashion store at a premium high street in Hamburg surrounded by designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Prada and Gucci. For the period of 10 days Lidl will be offering its new fashion...
16 August 2016
Lidl is building a new data hub which enables the discounter to analyse robust data. It is investing in the software as well as human resources. Better assortment optimization Lidl will upgrade its warehouse data and install new IT tools with the aim to create better market and shopper insight, gain competitive advantage and have support by taking strategic decisions. According to Lebe...
26 July 2016
In our recent Lidl report we have highlighted five strategic initiatives of the discounter: 1. Health and Well-being as drivers of product innovation 2. Brands where needed 3. Pan-European sourcing and vertical integration 4. Creative marketing and communication via social media 5. Large formats, city formats and metropolis, multi-channel the last of which could have a significan...
12 July 2016
Swiss retailer Migros' online subsidiary LeShop has reported a sales increase of 4.6% for the first half of 2016. Expanding across Switzerland LeShop now offers deliveries in more than 43 cities across the country and has seen its sales increase to CHF 93.6million, a 4.6% increase year-on-year. It has made improvements in some key areas including offering more precise delivery times, al...
27 May 2016
Schwarz Group has reported revenue growth of 7% to EUR85.7bn in the financial year 2015/2016. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to EUR64.4 bn, while Kaufland revenue increased by 4% to EUR21.1 bn. Spain, the Czech Republic and Austria were some of the best performing markets ( Lidl’s double digit sales growth across Europe ). Increased investment The group plans to increase its capex from EUR5.2...
13 May 2016
As SPAR operators in Oman and Portugal reveal further expansion possibilities, SPAR UK trials a new health range and SPAR Switzerland launches a new credit card, we round up news from the company. SPAR to continue expansion in Oman SPAR is aiming to operate 24 stores in Oman by the end of 2017, with a target of 14 for 2016, according to SPAR International’s managing director, Tobias Wasmuht...
06 May 2016
Lidl is testing new promotional mechanics and launching a local private label range in Poland, while Biedronka is piloting a grocery vending machine. Lidl listing more local products Lidl is going to introduce a new private label range Polska smakuje (Poland tastes good). The range will include local products for which Polish cuisine is traditionally famous like plum brandy, veal dumplin...
05 May 2016
Discounters across Europe including Aldi Sud, Aldi Nord and Biedronka are opening doors to branded manufacturers and listing more of their brands, while branded manufacturers are increasingly willing to list their product on discounters’ shelves. Why is that? Nestle, P&G and Unilever at Aldi Nestle and P&G in Germany have cooperated with Aldi Sud for a while, however, the number of SKUs...
20 April 2016
Migros in Switzerland has modernised its website, providing a more integrated service for customers. A user friendly offer The website has undergone a complete redesign, with a refreshed look, as well as better usability on all devices. The new website makes it easy to access relevant information and products, and improves the user experience. The redesign has also integrated the retai...