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The discount channel is slowly catching up with grocery ecommerce as it seeks to remain relevant with shoppers. The many recent partnerships with aggregators (last milers) across Europe prove the online transformation of the channel is inevitable and it is now accelerating, especially around quick commerce. We look at the different developments in the region and what this could mean more widely for the retail industry and suppliers.

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The GB market grew 7.4% in the 12 weeks to 21 March, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period sees the annualisation of retailers’ performance against the record-breaking sales of March 2020, when the country went into its first lockdown. Sales over the most recent four weeks were down 3% versus last year, with shoppers making 117m fewer trips to the supermarket than in March 2020...
Aldi and Lidl are focusing their expansion on the capital more than ever before. We look at the store opening targets in more detail and the benefits and challenges of trading in London. Aldi: investing £22m in London Source: IGD Research-Aldi Little Venice Aldi will be investing £22m in new and upgraded stores in London in 2021. This includes nine new openings. The investment is pa...
The Irish market grew 16.3% in the 12 weeks to 21 February, according to the latest results from Kantar. The festive season and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions were the main drivers of growth. The market: slow growth lies ahead Growth accelerated further in the last four weeks, with sales reaching +17.7%. This was the highest level since November 2020. On average, household's ...

Presentations

20/04/2021
This guide to the Netherlands explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
12/04/2021
Gain inspiration from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets; fresh-focused supermarkets to the sustainable discount store of the future.
08/04/2021
In Denmark, the Lidl Plus app now provides shoppers with personalised recipes based on their shopping behaviour.
07/04/2021
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 5,000 households, representing 1 in every 500 homes. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.

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Lidl snapshot

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Lidl.

Discount global trends 2021

We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters. 

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