Discount news

26 May 2020
Action is testing a new click and collect service in France. This is the first market where the Dutch discounter has launched an ecommerce solution. Limited click and collet service The click and collect service began being tested at the Metz Centre and Essey les Nancy stores (East of France) on the 22 May. The entire assortment from the online website is available to order. The payment is ...
22 May 2020
Considering a potential recessionary environment in many countries in the medium term and economic uncertainty in the short term, the different Aldi operations are reinforcing their communication and marketing campaigns to reaffirm their low-price positions and strategies. We look at the latest initiatives being implemented by the retailer in Germany, the US and Australia. Aldi Nord and Ald...
20 May 2020
Aldi Süd announced a new partnership with Infarm, a leading indoor vertical farming company, in Germany. The first vertical-farm units will be installed in store by the end of May. Fresh move from the discounter Adli Süd is the latest retailer and the first discounter to partner with Infarm. Germany is Infarm’s largest market where it already partners with Edeka and Metro. By the end ...
18 May 2020
German discounter Lidl has introduced collection lockers at 24 stores across the UK. In partnership with parcel locker provider InPost InPost lockers have been rolled out in 24 stores across London, Birmingham and Manchester, and allows customers, which can access the lockers by using a QR-code on their smartphones, to pick up and return online orders from and to third parties, including Ho...
15 May 2020
Lidl Poland is planning to launch a new grocery ecommerce service. No launch date has been communicated yet, but it is expected to happen in 2020, with test phase start in the short term. Fully owned click and collect service Some details have been communicated to Polish trade magazine Wiadomosciosci Handlowe by Lidl Poland’s head of corporate communications, Aleksandra Robaszkiewicz, who s...
11 May 2020
The discounter giant confirms that it will stick to its long-term expansion plan, despite the pandemic. Plans to have nine stores by mid 2020 Aldi opened its first store in June 2019. Currently operating seven stores, all of them in Shanghai, the retail plans to have nine stores by mid 2020. It is estimated that Aldi would need a network of at least 30 stores in Shanghai to achie...
11 May 2020
Frozen food specialist Farmfood's latest results submitted to Companies House for the 52 week period ending 28 December 2019, show a slight increase in sales, but fall in profits. Small sales growth and declining profit Sales +0.7% to £711m from £705m in 2018 Operating profits -13% to £10.8m from £12.4m in 2018 The retailer has over 300 stores. It has not stated whether any store...
11 May 2020
Variety discounter Home Bargains has expanded its online food box offering, with four options now available to shoppers. Catering to different missions The retailer has added a personal care, baking and confectionery box to its online offering. Source: Home Bargains   Essentials Food Box The retailer launched its essentials food box in late Ap...
08 May 2020
One year on from its first store opening in western Canada, FreshCo continues to push ahead with its expansion in the region. We review the progress the retailer has made with the format. Planning to convert 60-70 stores The retailer’s 15th store has opened in Kelowna, BC. Sobeys announced plans to bring its FreshCo concept to western Canada in late 2017 as part of its turnaround plan for t...
06 May 2020
We share the latest news from Denmark as the country’s leading retailers report their 2019 results. Salling Group 2019 revenue: +1.5% to DKK56.7bn (USD $8.57 bn) Salling Group has recorded ‘the second-best results in the company’s history’, with revenue increasing by 1.5% to DKK56.7 bn (USD $8.57 bn). Profit ‘including income from the sale of Netto Sweden’ reached DKK2.4bn (USD $363m). E...