Discount news

28 September 2020
Aldi UK has released its preliminary FY19 results, for the 12 months ending 31st December 2019, ahead of the impending publication of its full accounts on Companies House. The release show strong sales and profit growth, but a slow down in forecast store openings. We take a look at the results in more detail and consider the retailer's evolution in 2019 and 2020. Strong sales growth continues ...
25 September 2020
A new ALDI store opens in Shanghai in September. It is the retailer’s eighth store in two years. Localised range appeals to Chinese consumers Situated on Hongguan Road, Hongkou District, the store carries about 1,000 SKUs from Ready-to-Eat meals to body care products. The range includes quality imports such as French wine and Australian ice cream, as well as local products that appeal to lo...
23 September 2020
Following a successful trial for store staff, Aldi has launched its click and collect service to customers. What does Aldi's click and collect look like? The click and collect service is currently available from the Loughborough, Allendale Road store. Aldi's website states it is rolling out the service to more stores, the location of which have not yet been announced. ...
17 September 2020
The Grocer magazine has reported that Iceland has launched a trial to bring Bargain Booze branded concessions into its Food Warehouse stores, to boost alcohol ranges and bring greater focus to the offer. Extends Food Warehouse alcohol range to 1,000 lines The trial stores at Cheltenham, Poole and York now have dedicated Bargain Booze sections comprising 1,000 lines, more than doubling the e...
16 September 2020
Pan Pacific International’s Don Don Donki plans to open its first store in Taiwan. Progressive expansion across Asia The first Don Don Donki store in Taiwan will be located in Taipei’s Ximending business district. The company has been advertising to recruit new employees on local recruitment websites. However, it has not confirmed the address of the store nor an expected launch date. Donki ...
14 September 2020
We looked at Lidl’s latest developments for its private label food products, as well as the potential opportunities for brands at the discounter. Italiamo private label brand is getting stronger Lidl’s Italian delicatessen private label Italiamo is emerging as one of the discounter’s strongest and most well-known brands. When launched, the number of Italiamo products was limited, and they w...
14 September 2020
Aldi UK is running a pilot of a grocery click and collect service for the first time. Available to Aldi’s staff, initially At the moment, the trial of the service is being run exclusively for Aldi colleagues from a store in the Midlands. If the trial proves successful, it will be extended to customers and to further stores across the country in the near future. How does it work? Aldi ...
11 September 2020
We visited one of the first two Action stores in the Czech Republic that opened on 1 September. It marked the eighth market entry for the variety discounter. Standard model and modern design The standard model has been rolled out in the country: 6,000 products offered at low prices including 1,500 at a price point below CZK25 (€1). But Action continues to improve the overall design of its s...
02 September 2020
On 27 August, variety discounter Action opened its first two stores in Czech Republic. It now operates in eight countries in Europe, with new market entries potentially following in 2021.  On 1 September it also opened its second import hub, at Wroclaw in Poland, strengthening its supply chain operations in central Europe. Eighth market entry The COVID-19 pandemic has only slowed the expans...
31 August 2020
With Dollar General reporting an outstanding second quarter performance, we look at how it is adjusting its operations to capture new growth opportunities. Top line results Total sales up 24.4% to $8.7bn Same-store sales up 18.8% Net income increased 84.6% to $788m Same-store sales in the first weeks of Q3 running at around 15% Four strategic priorities The business had ...