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The GB market grew 12.5% in the 12 weeks to 21 February, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period included Christmas and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions, which drove growth.

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The Irish market grew 16.4% in the 12 weeks to 24 January, according to the latest results from Kantar. Irish shoppers spent an extra €142.8m combined on take-home groceries compared to last year. Growth was driven by the festive season and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions. A January like no other Growth has accelerated further in the last four weeks, with sales +16.8%. The retur...
Throughout 2020 we saw a shift in performance between the UK discounters, with Lidl growing much faster than Aldi. Traditionally Aldi has always been considered the more dominant discounter in the UK. It entered the market in 1990, four years ahead of Lidl, and since then has dominated the headlines about strong discounter growth. Over the years Aldi opened more stores and performed ahead of Lidl...
The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be a challenge, but also an opportunity to accelerate development for discounters. In several markets with high penetration of online, such as the UK, the lack of ecommerce proved to be a weakness for the discount channel. However, the value proposition of the channel resonated well with increasingly savvier shoppers, ensuring footfall and sales remained strong. ...

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02/03/2021
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
24/02/2021
Key trends in CEE grocery market in 2021: - COVID-19 will remain the leading concern for retailers and suppliers - Online is increasing its market penetration as more retailers invest in the channel - Retailers are digitalising their stores and wider operations - More retailers are partnering with last-milers - Hypermarkets will continue to lose share across the region
18/02/2021
We look back at the performance of the UK’s leading grocery retailers over the festive period, analyse trading and channel strategies, and explore how shopper behaviour changed.
10/02/2021
This guide to Romania 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.

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Discount global trends 2021

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