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Despite growth slowing in the lead up to Christmas, sales in the Irish grocery market reached over €1bn in December for the first time on record, according to Kantar. Overall market sales growth was 1.5% in the 12 weeks to December 29th.

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Newly released GB market data from Kantar reveals only marginal growth for the crucial Christmas quarter. Sales in the 12 weeks to December 29th grew by just 0.2%, the slowest rate over Christmas since 2015 and down from 0.5% in the 12 weeks to December 1st. This suggests that trading was particularly disappointing for the four weeks to December 29th. The weak trend is mirrored by Nielsen whic...
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...
Aldi and Lidl are going all out to show shoppers choosing a discounter for your Christmas shop does not mean compromising on choice or quality. We look at three ways the retailers are delivering value, alongside giving the festive period a luxury feel. 1. Marketing focusing on quality and range Marketing during the golden quarter is perhaps more important than at any other time of the yea...

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20/01/2020
This in-depth guide to Ireland explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.
17/01/2020
We compare the festive strategies and trading performances of the UK’s leading grocers and look ahead to factors influencing trading in 2020. For each major retailer that has reported (Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose & Partners) we provide details of festive performance and analyse the factors that shaped their results. Trading data and results analysis from other retailers is also included.
14/01/2020
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
14/01/2020
In this month's snapshot: Lidl to enter two new markets, Dollar General strong expansion plans, a closer look at Hema partnerships and Aldi store openings to 2024.
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