Discount news

17 January 2020
Lidl Spain has launched a new food-to-go private label called “Listo para comer” (ready to eat) aiming to offer easy, simple and affordable food solutions to shoppers. The 14 products are displayed in dedicated fixtures, branded “Listo para comer”. According to Arantxa Conde, PR Director at Lidl Spain, all products are freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients, aligned with the local sour...
17 January 2020
The Polish grocery market looks like having a healthy year to come for shoppers. This is likely to come at the expense of retailers in the country, who will have to face up to on-going challenges. Some retailers, like Tesco, continue to struggle to halt their declining sales, while Biedronka and Lidl outgrow the competition and gain further share in the market. These developments are occurring...
14 January 2020
Variety discount retailer B&M's Q3 results (29th September 2019 to 28th December 2019) show positive growth across the majority of its business, despite a slower than expected run-up to the festive season. Revenue growth for all areas of the business except Jawoll Group +9.3% to £1,190.9m B&M UK +8.8% to £957.4m Heron Foods +6.2% to £95.6m France Babou +29.3% (26.1% relates to t...
10 January 2020
The discounter reported a total sales increase of 11% in the four weeks to 29th December - outstanding results in a very challenging period for the UK grocery market. Growth driven by new stores and switching shoppers Lidl won an additional £110m of sales from families switching from other retailers, and it reported its highest ever number of customers visiting its stores. Its continued ...
07 January 2020
50 store openings annually to 2020 Following the opening of 50 stores in 2019, Lidl France plans to continue on the same trend for the next two years to 2022. The discounter currently operates more than 1,500 stores in the country, making France Lidl’s second largest market after Germany. Successful results made possible thanks to €4.5 bn investments Since 2012, when Lidl changed its str...
06 January 2020
Aldi is first off the starting block with its Christmas reporting. The discounter delivered sales growth of 7.9% in the four weeks to Christmas Eve, hailing 2019 as its "best-ever Christmas". Growth supported by new store openings The addition of 47 stores to its estate compared to last year supported Aldi's strong Christmas performance. The impact is difficult to quantify as the retailer d...
06 January 2020
Over the last decade the discount channel has seen exponential growth in Colombia. The channel is dominated by three retailers; D1, Ara (owned by Portugal-based Jerónimo Martins) and Justo & Bueno. Together the three retailers operate over 2,800 stores. In recent years the channel has become increasingly competitive as Ara and Justo & Bueno have quickened the pace of their openings. Combined...
03 January 2020
Lidl is to build a fourth distribution centre in the US to support its growth plans. Regional headquarters Lidl will invest $100m in building a regional distribution centre (RDC) in Covington, Georgia, to serve stores in the region. The 925,000 sq ft facility will also serve as a regional headquarters. Although the retailer only operates four stores in Georgia currently, this investment ind...
02 January 2020
Hong Kong food and snacks retailer, Best Mart 360, has opened its first store in Macau. Launched on 17 th December 2019 Best Mart 360 was established in 2013. Chairman and co-founder Lin Tsz Fung said the expansion into Macau (17 th December 2019) was planned many years ago. In an interview with South China Morning Post, he said, “We hope to diversify our markets to Macau and Mainland Ch...
19 December 2019
Lidl looks set to launch an ecommerce service in the UK, according to The Grocer. The retailer is set to potentially partner with online logistics provider iForce, showing the discounter could be advancing with its online plans.  Partnership with iForce iForce has not commented on the potential deal. It currently works with Aldi, offering wine, spirits, coffee pods and bi-weekly launches of...