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Global discount trends 2023

We look at five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2023, utilising our extensive global research to present examples from the retailers leading the way.

How Germany can help retailers prepare for discount growth

Many markets will experience higher discount penetration in the future.

Germany is ahead on this retail journey, so we look at what lessons could be learnt from the German market.

How are UK variety discounters activating Christmas?

Find out how variety discounters in the UK are activating Christmas 2022. 

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Are hybrid cashierless stores the future?

Cashierless stores have been a hot topic in 2022. We take a look inside a new hybrid concept from discount format Netto in Germany and consider if this is the future of the technology.

Store of the month: February 2022: Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK

See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK. It is the retailer’s first checkout-free store in the UK.

UK variety discount: what you need to know

We combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the rapidly growing variety discount channel in the UK.

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The CGF Global Summit 2023 takes place in Kyoto, Japan from 6th to 8th June. Here is a list of stores we recommend you to visit if you are in Kyoto:

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Danish market leader Salling Group has announced it has taken the decision to close its hard discount format, BASALT, after testing the concept. Response to economic pressures In October 2022, Salling Group launched the BASALT format as a direct response to the economic pressures facing shoppers in Denmark. It fast tracked the concept, bringing it to market in just a few weeks. This was pos...
With Aldi launching an online grocery service in Germany, and Lidl a non-food offering in France this week, we once again ask the question: How much are the discounters willing to invest in their online proposition? This week’s developments… Aldi Sud is launching an online delivery service for groceries for the first time in Germany . The discounter is testing the new offer under the nam...
We look at some of the latest developments from Aldi around the world.  New private label range for Aldi Süd in Germany  In Germany, Aldi Süd has started to test a new private label brand, “Einfach Gut” (Simply Good), which will be even cheaper compared to traditional entry level products. The retailer has also announced it will be adding more organic products to its range, as well as addin...

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