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How to showcase value at discounters

Discounters' value proposition is being increasingly challenged by their competitors. This new situation means they are now looking to work more closely with brand suppliers to continue to champion value. This report has been developed to help suppliers better understand how they can support discounters to better spotlight value.

Discount as a channel of growth in North America

Discounters in North America will be adding more than $12bn to the grocery retail industry by the end of 2022, more than the supermarkets and hypermarkets channel together. This is a channel of growth for the future offering many opportunities for suppliers. 

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. 

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UK variety discount: what you need to know

Variety discounters are an increasingly important part of shoppers’ repertoire, competitors of grocers and an alternative route to market for brands. In this presentation we combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the variety discount channel.

The discount channel’s evolution in Latin America

 In this report we look at each of the major discounters and highlight their latest developments. We explore five themes for how the channel is evolving and provide some hypotheses for how the channel could evolve further in the next five to 10 years. 

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.

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Since launching in 2009, discount retailer D1 has grown to become the third largest grocer in Colombia and the 10th largest company overall. Despite stiff competition it has become the first discounter in Colombia to record a profit in a Fiscal year, reflecting the positive direction it is going in.

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Variety discounter Poundstretcher has closed 75 of its stores since its 2020 CVA agreement was announced, according to The Grocer. Closure of 20% of stores The CVA agreement indicated that Poundstretcher may be forced to close half of its stores from its total of 437. Poundstretcher entered into a CVA agreement due to continuous poor performance and it not achieving profitability. T...
Variety discounter Poundland continues to grow its grocery range, adding chilled and frozen to 37 more stores, and free-from to 300 stores. Chilled and frozen offer soon to be in over 200 stores Throughout July and August Poundland will be adding its chilled and frozen range to 37 more stores, according to The Grocer. The range is currently in 170 stores across the country and was fi...
Lidl has pledged to increase sales of healthy and healthier products to at least 85% of total sales by 2025. Clear goals to help shoppers be healthier Alongside the overall pledge, Lidl has set an additional target to increase the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables by 35% by 2026. The discounter has also invested in its ‘Get Fresh’ initiative to add 100 new fresh food products to stores....

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