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Home Bargains has published its annual accounts for the year ending 30 June 2019, showing a very positive performance from the variety discounter.

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Lidl has announced it will be investing £15 bn into its UK business over the next five years. Growing sales of British produce Lidl aims to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by more than 10% over the next 12 months. To support this it will be investing in its suppliers with longer-term contracts to provide stability. The retailer has also committed to sourcin...
No longer against the strong summer figures, the grocery market has picked up the pace in the 12 weeks to October 6th. Growth was +1.3%, from +0.5% in the previous period, according to Kantar. With inflation dropping from 1.0% to 0.8%, higher volumes drive this growth. We look at the results in more detail and the latest news from the key retailers. Ocado remains fastest growing supermarket ...
Aldi has opened three more outlets in Putuo, Baoshan and Xuhui districts in Shanghai. More stores expected The retailer first entered China via a flagship store on Tmall Global online in 2017. This year, it opened its first two pilot stores in Shanghai’s Jing’an and Minhang districts. There are plans to open 50-100 outlets over the next few years. Move away from traditional format The...

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15/10/2019
We recently visited Poundland Park Street Walsall, one of the 24 stores trialling the retailer’s new pricing structure. Poundland is looking to move further away from its dependency on the one price point, grow its range and satisfy more shopper needs. In this report we explore the store and trial further, identifying what we can learn about Poundland’s evolution.
11/10/2019
A monthly summary of the latest developments in the discount channel globally. We provide additional insights and our analysis on various topics, such as private labels, retailer strategies or digital developments related to the channel.
03/10/2019
Earlier this year, Sobeys launched its FreshCo discount format in western Canada as part of its plan to improve its competitiveness in the region. Recently, we visited its South-Asian inspired concept, Chalo! FreshCo, which also forms part of this initiative.
26/09/2019
B&M is focused on maintaining the rapid expansion of its estate, both in the UK and internationally. In this report we explore the retailer’s growth plans, strategic priorities and share key supplier implications.
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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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