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We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are.

In this first look report we take you through key elements of the newly opened Lidl Tottenham Court Road store. The store opened on 30th April and marks a key point in the Lidl’s journey towards greater expansion in London, with its most central store yet.

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. 

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The five trends shaping the discount channel globally in 2020 and beyond, from the physical store's makeover, the dive into digital, and the new disruptors on the horizon. 

This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future. 

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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We look at the two new developments from discounter Aldi, including the upgrades it has made to its customer flow system, and its commitments to British products.

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The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government. VAT cut to help population and consumption Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government has implemented a temporary VAT ra...
Variety discounter Poundstretcher has had its proposed CVA approved by creditors, according to Nam News. Rent reductions The new agreement means; The leases on 94 stores will remain at their current rates Rents will be reduced between 30% and 40% for 84 stores, for a period of three years Rents will be paid in full for a period of six weeks for 253 stores Potential store cl...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been global, affecting all countries. However, its impact has been very different from one country to another, leading governments, manufacturers, and retailers to take a tailored and local approach. As we start to move into the post-COVID-19 world, it will be key for businesses to consider and understand these differences and local responses. International pandemic, ...

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.

26 January 2021, Birmingham

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

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.