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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. 

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.

 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. 

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We forecast that the top 10 variety discount retailers globally will add over US$5.2bn in revenue to the grocery market between 2020 and 2022. In this presentation we look at the leading variety discount retailers from around the world and consider the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in the channel.

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.

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.

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Poundland's parent, Pepco, has released its Q1 trading update, for the first quarter ending December 2020. The group as a whole saw revenue growth on a constant currency basis of 9.1%, but like-for-like sales declined by 2.1%. Poundland and Dealz performed well, with positive revenue and like-for-like growth. We look at the performance in more detail and consider how the retailer's evolution will help it drive growth in 2021.

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This month, Lidl opened its first distribution centre in Latvia, in Riga. When the first stores will open later this year it will mark the 30 th market entry for the discounter globally. This means Lidl will be one country away from operating across all EU countries. Disruption ahead for Latvia and Estonia grocery retailers We expect Lidl to launch in Latvia with a network of 10 to 15 stor...
The discount retailer opened its first two stores 20 years ago today in Sydney and today it has over 560 stores trading across the country.  Part of the Australian grocery fabric When Aldi brought its highly differentiated operating model to Australia on 25 January 2001, many could not have predicted the success that the retailer would have over the next 20 years. Rising to become Australia...
Switzerland-based Migros has reported Group sales rose 4% to CHF29.8 bn (US$33.5 bn), with retail sales outperforming. Migros said retail sales, which were driven by its growth online, increased by 7.2% to CHF24.2 bn (US$27.2 bn). Pandemic underpins sales growth in Switzerland Migros said its growth in 2020 was underpinned by changing shopper behaviours, which pushed its online channel’s in...

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