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Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.

Take a look at the latest results and news from the variety discounters, including B&M’s estate expansion and Poundland’s continued evolution.

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.

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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’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. 

We look at Lidl's strategic priorities to reinforce its position as the leading European retailer. It is winning share thanks to its rapid expansion and by putting sustainability and shoppers at the heart of its strategy.

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Following a successful trial for store staff, Aldi has launched its click and collect service to customers.

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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...
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 ...
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...

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In this month’s snapshot: Lidl’s loyalty app looks set to become borderless, a closer look at sustainability and US and Canada dollar store openings.

Key discount insight including reports, news and our views in a quarterly round-up to help you stay on top of the channel.

The IGD Aldi Trade Briefing returns to share its exciting plans for 2021 and beyond. Join us to hear from Giles Hurley, CEO at Aldi UK and Ireland, and other commercial leaders.

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