Food discount articles and infographics

30 June 2020
As Poundland resume their plan to roll out its new chilled and frozen range to a further 19 stores following a successful trial at the end of last year we explore shopper’s thoughts. The roll-out, which was planned in March, was put on hold due to the pandemic whilst Poundland focussed on keeping as many stores open during the crises. The next 19 stores to get an aisle of fridges and fr...
26 May 2020
This week Aldi started a trial of a rapid delivery service with Deliveroo from its Daleside Road store in Nottingham. If successful, the service will be rolled out to a further seven stores in the East Midlands in June and all stores by the end of 2020. Aldi’s expansion into grocery delivery comes as supermarkets turn to a variety of new ideas to get food to people’s homes amid a surge in...
31 March 2020
In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Aldi Introduces priority shopping for all emergency workers. They will be able to bypass the queues into store any time by showing ID Store and distribution staff will recieve a 10% pay rise, backdated from 9th March, in recogn...
05 March 2020
This week Poundland announced its plan to roll out its new chilled and frozen range to a further 60 stores following a successful trial at the end of last year.  In October 2019, Poundland started trialling 350 new chilled and frozen lines at its store in Asbourne, Kent. This was quickly followed by introducing the range in four more stores in November’19 and is now planned to be extended f...
02 March 2020
At the start of the year, we highlighted five key shopper trends that we expect to shape the food and grocery industry over the next 12 months: The growth of discounters is well documented and something we have been tracking via our ShopperVista research over the last 9 years.  In 2011, 41% of shoppers claimed to have used Aldi or Lidl in the last month, growing to almost two thirds o...
03 January 2020
It’s time to start planning for the year ahead. I’ve built on our five Global Retail Trends for 2020 with five key shopper related trends to follow and act on in the year ahead. You can find them in our new Shopper trends 2020 report.  For those of you who are a bit time poor (see trend 3 below), here is quick summary. 1. Value seeking The decisive result of the General Election me...
20 November 2019
This week Poundland announced its plan to target the ‘top-up’ grocery shop and bigger basket spend. This follows recent moves to introduce multi-price points and the launch of its  range of chilled ready meals across all stores following a trial in 24 stores across the Midlands.    The roll out of the new price point strategy has enabled the introduction of new products, specifically in heal...
19 June 2019
I am lucky to see first-hand some of the great innovation adopted by our industry and how this is helping the needs of shoppers. While I personally quite enjoy shopping for food and groceries, there are times when it is feels like a bit of a chore. It can sometimes be a bit daunting trying to find all the products I need. Our latest monthly shopper sentiment update shows that less ...
12 June 2019
We often hear shoppers are increasingly shopping around or that they are shopping little and often across different stores and channels; essentially, they are multichannel shopping. We know this is not a new phenomenon by any means. Through ShopperVista we track the channels shoppers are using every month and the missions they are competing in each; in September 2016 we found that shopper...
21 September 2018
The news we have all been waiting for (well those of us working in the food and grocery industry!)…the first two Jack’s stores opened this week, generating much excitement and media attention.  Tesco’s new discount format is set to become the challenger in the discount channel, competing on price with Aldi and Lidl, but what will shoppers think of this new value retailer? Jack’s is well posi...