Discount news

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 ...
26 August 2020
Aldi in Australia has made a significant announcement that it plans for 100% of its operations to be powered by renewable energy by 2021. All operations to adopt renewable energy Aldi will use a combination of solar and wind to power its operations beyond 2021. The retailer has sign two 10 year deals with wind farms that will provide power for all of its stores in NSW and Victoria. It will ...
26 August 2020
Lidl US plans to open 50 new stores by the end of 2021, investing more than US$500m and creating 2,000 new jobs. The retailer’s pace of store expansion could continue in the medium to long term. Ramping up its network expansion Following a slow start, after entering the US in 2017, Lidl is now accelerating the pace of its expansion. In 2019 its turnover reached more than US$1bn, growing yea...
24 August 2020
We look at the latest news from the discount channel in UK and Ireland. Lidl Ireland reaches €2bn sales Lidl's turnover in Ireland has reached over €2bn, according to The Irish Times. The discounter has over 200 stores in Ireland, 40 of which are in Northern Ireland. By the end of 2020 Lidl is looking to open a further 11 stores and refit or extend a another 12. It also plans to open a new ...
11 August 2020
Spain-based DIA has revealed a €50m investment to construct a logistic warehouse to serve 500 stores across three communities. Furthermore, the retailer’s online sales increased to 100,000 deliveries per week. Meanwhile, DIA and Amazon reinforced their alliance by extending its La Plaza de DIA products to Amazon Prime’s customers in Seville. DIA invested €50m in logistics warehouse DIA is l...