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Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree have reported strong Q3 results, with Dollar General exceeding expectations.

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Lidl Ireland has launched its 'Waste Not, Want Not' initiative in Ireland in a bid to combat food waste, according to Shelflife Ireland. What? A range of chilled food will have prices reduced by up to 90% on the day they reach their best before date, with prices as low as €0.90. The range will include fresh meat, poultry, fish, salads, cooked meats, milk and yoghurts. They are products that...
As part of its plan to operate 100 stores in the US by next spring, Lidl will open several new stores over the coming weeks. First converted Best Market to open Lidl’s expansion will be driven by openings in Long Island, NY, including the opening of the first store acquired from Best Market last year. The retailer will also be opening stores in Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh and Fayettevill...
The variety discount retailer Home Bargains has opened its largest ever store, in Liverpool. £800k investment The new store was an investment of £800k from the retailer, according to Liverpool Echo. At 25,000 sqf it is the largest Home Bargains store. The site was previously occupied by Toys R Us. It is opposite Costco, on a retail park 7 miles outside Liverpool city centre. It is the 29...

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02/12/2019
We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
28/11/2019
Norwegian discounter Kiwi has just opened one of the most sustainable stores in the world and aims at setting new standards. This is a must-see to understand what the discount store of the future could look like.
28/11/2019
We look at how private label in Europe is developing in line with shopper trends. Focusing on Greece, Sweden and Turkey which has gained volume and value share accounted for by private label. Meanwhile, France, Portugal and Switzerland has fallen in share.
25/11/2019
A closer look at Lidl US new concept. We recently visited one of the newly opened Lidl stores in Lacey, New Jersey. The new concept introduces new types of fixtures with a more premium and improved design. It is more aligned with American shoppers' needs and expectations.
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Discounters have had to adapt their stores’ format and flex their range to be able to fit in urban locations. With their high population density, European cities are also an opportunity to test ecommerce and new payment solutions and learn from such initiatives.

In this presentation we use data to explore how Aldi and Lidl are aiming to drive organic growth in new initiatives and investments.

Key discount insight including reports, news and our views in a quarterly round-up to help you stay on top of the channel.

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