Discount news

02 December 2022
Aldi Nord looks to accelerate growth with ambitions plans in Europe. 1,000 stores in Poland by 2032 Over the next five years, Aldi Nord is looking to expand its estate in Poland by 600 stores, according to European Supermarket Magazine. The discounter currently has around 230 stores and has been slowly expanding, opening tens of stores over the past couple of years. Aldi is looking to se...
30 November 2022
As the current inflation crisis shrinks disposable income, Japanese dollar store Daiso looks to capture sales from a growing pool of value shoppers in the US. Dollar store for household products Daiso is a Japanese dollar store known for its wide range of household products, while also selling food items like snacks. It has more than 80 stores in the US to date. Daiso expects its quality pr...
30 November 2022
Japanese discount chain Don Don Donki recently launched an arcade-themed store in Singapore. This reflects the retailer's strategy to create a unique experience for shoppers in the store. Source : IGD Research Game-themed store Since Don Don Donki entered Singapore in late 2017, it has been on an aggressive expansion drive, with its latest launch in Jurong Point being its 14 th ...
28 November 2022
As part of its growth strategy in Spain, Aldi is moving into the online channel. Like its operations in many markets, this is with non-food, focusing on its weekly offers. The discounter has previously tested an online offer in Spain, trialling delivery in 2021. Details of how many products the service will include, or where it will be rolled out have not yet been released. The physical store...
25 November 2022
Wilko is reportedly in discussions with alternative lenders to secure a £30 million cash injection as it looks to navigate cost pressures in the buildup to Christmas. Wilko’s short-term financing plans According to the Sunday Times, Wilko is in talks with alternative lenders for an emergency loan of £30m as it deals with the cost-of-living crisis, rise in inflation and supply chain disru...
24 November 2022
Despite shopper focus on value, Lidl continues to work towards its sustainability commitments. We look at recent developments across its European markets. Lidl France encourages sustainable travel Its first e-station was launched in Villefranche-sur-Saône this week, offering 13 spaces dedicated to the fast and ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles. Lidl France announced plans for a furth...
17 November 2022
The sixth larger grocery retailer in the UK has reported a 1.5% YoY increase in turnover in the 2021/22 financial year. Positive sales growth expected to continue Lidl GB achieved a turnover of £7.8 bn in the financial year ending 28 th February 2022, a 1.5% increase on the previous year. The efficient retailer also saw profits before tax significantly increase, achieving £41.1m compared t...
17 November 2022
With the discount channel’s appeal growing thanks to value focussed shoppers, variety discounter Action has been expanding its network and gaining sales. Cost-of-living crisis enhances sales performance Action, the Dutch based discounter with stores in 10 countries across Europe, has reported a 27% sales increase in the first nine months of 2022. It generated €6.1 billion of turnover in the...
02 November 2022
Aldi has announced big changes to its online service in the USA, as it begins to test its own online platform. From Instacart to Spryker Aldi started working with the on-demand delivery company, Instacart, in 2016. It currently offers curbside pickup at around 700 of its over 2,000 stores, with the Instacart team handling the ordering process and fulfilment. This gives Aldi the best of b...
01 November 2022
B&M has partnered with Klarna to provide its shoppers with the option to buy now and pay later. Responding to the cost-of-living crisis Through the partnership, B&M shoppers will be able to complete a purchase at the checkout using the Klarna app. This will enable shoppers to spread the total payment across three interest-free instalments. B&M joins other retailers, such as Wilko and ...