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One Below was launched by Poundworld founder Chris Edwards, following on from the original retailer ceasing operations in July 2018. We look at where the new variety discounter is six months on after its first store opening in February 2019.

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Three of Turkey’s leading six grocery retailers, BIM, Migros Turk and Sok, reported sales growth rates between 25% and 40% for the first half of 2019. This is above the market’s 15% increase for the year that IGD estimates. These retailers managed to grow above the 15.7% price inflation, as reported by the Central Bank of Turkey, due to their strong store expansion, with all the retailers addi...
Rewe Group's discount chain Penny is adding QR codes to some of its products in order to provide shoppers with additional supply chain information. Appealing to eco-conscious shoppers The discounter will initially provide QR codes on its pineapples and organic bananas, allowing customers to scan the code on their phones. This will take them to a website which has information about the produ...
Aldi has launched self-service checkouts in three of its six Local stores in London. Follows on from a successful trial in standard format stores Aldi launched its first self-service checkout in April of this year when it tested out the concept in its Glascote store in Tamworth. Despite it being a standard amongst the Big Four retailers and Aldi's main competitor Lidl, having them in 150 of...


“Variety discount” is an umbrella term for a broad array of global retailers delivering value through efficient operating models. It is often used interchangeably with high street discounters, dollar stores, and other terms. In this report we explore the roles of value, variety and experience in the variety discount channel.
We visited five Foodstuffs stores in Auckland, New Zealand. See how the retailer is delivering excellence in each of its store formats.
We recently visited Tokmanni, the largest general discount retailer in Finland. We were impressed by its inspiring assortment, and attractive store concept. In this report we explore what we can learn from the retailer. 
A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years. A closer look at the top 10 discounters, where they operate, their priorities and latest developments. Understand the strategies and trends influencing this channel.
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A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years.

As Lidl continues its rapid expansion across Europe and the US, it is looking to build stronger relationship with its shoppers. 

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