Discount news

03 April 2020
Don Don Donki has opened a 4,000 sq. m. discount store at The Market Mall with more than 130,000 items, including fresh products and essentials. Its private label products under Jonetsu Kakaku will also be featured. In-store dining space Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the retailer will only provide take-away services for cooked food although the store has a dining area. The government has li...
03 April 2020
In this article we look at what UK variety discounters are doing to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Temporary store closures B&M will be closing 49 stores as a response to the current trading conditions. The retailer has not announced what stores these will be, but has said it is likely they will be small format stores Poundland will be closing 1...
03 April 2020
In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Aldi Implemnted a one person, one trolley rule in a bid to encourag all customers to try and reduce the number of family members they bring with them into stores Through its partnership with Neighbourly, Aldi will be donating 5...
01 April 2020
Lidl inaugurates a new regional distribution centre (RDC) in Cecil County, Maryland, which will serve as the cornerstone of the discounter’s regional store network and support its expansion plans in the country. 700,000 square feet facility The new facility has required an investment of $100 million, and is due to create over 200 new positions. The RDC will serve stores across five states: ...
20 March 2020
Casino Group announced on 20 March it had come to an agreement with Aldi France regarding the sale of 567 Leader Price stores and three warehouses. Stores to be converted to Aldi branding The transferred stores will be converted to the Aldi banner. Casino Group will remain the owner of the brand Leader Price, used through private label products, currently sold across some of the group’s for...
13 March 2020
Around 100 of the retailers own brands will be merged by the end of 2020. Harmonising to improve competitiveness Aldi Nord and Aldi S üd will each take over some of the others proprietary brands. The main changes will be to the brand names of products and to the packaging designs. The move is expected to help Aldi reiterate its strong price position and improve its competitiveness in the...
13 March 2020
With Dollar General and Dollar Tree both reporting their Q4 and full year results, we take a look at performance and explore what is driving this growth. Dollar General highlights With Q4 sales up 7.6% and same store sales up 3.2%, Dollar General finished the year positively. This ends a strong year for the retailer, with full year sales up 8.3%, to $27.8bn and same store sales up 3.9%. Thi...
12 March 2020
Tesco has confirmed that Lawrence Harvey, the managing director of  its discount fascia is leaving Jack's to join Barclays. He will be replaced by Sarah Lawler who has been promoted from the position of business support director. Harvey has led the Jack's project since the outset, having previously held regional store and retail director roles at Tesco and before that senior positions at Aldi....
11 March 2020
Aldi Australia has opened its first new store in South Australia this year and has plans for a further five. Almost 40 SA stores by end of 2020... Aldi opened its first stores in the state at the start of 2016 and with the new opening now has 34 up and running. Further expansion will take the network to 39 by the close of the year. Aldi originally announced that it believed there was capaci...
11 March 2020
Five months into its strategic review of Jawoll, B&M has decided to sell the German arm of its business, according to Retail Gazette. The £11m deal B&M has sold its 80% shareholding in Jawoll to a consortium led by AC Curtis GmbH for €12.5m (£11m). Another part of the consortium is an existing shareholder in the value retail business. €2.5m of the transaction is payable on completion, wh...