Discounters

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Discounters in Australia

May 2021

Aldi remained the only discounter present in Australia in 2020, with it providing mounting competition to the Coles and Woolworths chains of supermarkets. The share of people who visit Aldi stores is growing while the frequency at which they visit ...

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Discounters in Austria

Mar 2021

Whilst continuing to expand its outlet network in Austria, discounters recorded impressive double-digit current value growth in 2020 as a direct result of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. This was not only due to some initial stockpiling on ...

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Discounters in Germany

Mar 2021

Like all modern grocery formats and parapharmacies/drugstores, discounters were considered an essential service in Germany and remained open and available to consumers during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. Discounters benefited directly from ...

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Discounters in Thailand

Mar 2021

There were no discounters operating in Thailand in 2020, and there are currently no expectations of any entering the market over the forecast period....

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Discounters in Switzerland

Mar 2021

Discounters were able to benefit from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated economic downturn, in 2020, recording a strong retail current value growth rate. For many consumers in Switzerland, discounters represent good value for money and an ...

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Discounters in Chile

Mar 2021

Discounters attracts consumers looking to reduce spending on staple products and access competitive price points whenever possible. However, the number of outlets remains low, compared with supermarkets. Moreover, as many discounters are not located ...

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Discounters in Poland

Mar 2021

Discounters performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic, slightly strengthening their rate of current retail value growth in 2020 when compared to 2019. Consumers continued turning to discounters since they enabled a comprehensive shopping experience...

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Discounters in Israel

Mar 2021

Discounters enjoyed a healthy value share increase in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as discounters are much larger than regular grocery retailers. During lockdown, with its tighter restrictions, a greater number of people could enter these ...

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Discounters in Peru

Mar 2021

Sales via discounters are set to see double figure growth in 2020, although well below the explosive rates seen in the previous four years of the review period. There are a variety of reasons for this. Growth in recent years has been largely driven ...

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Discounters in Saudi Arabia

Mar 2021

Despite the pandemic, discounters sales continued to rise during 2020 as such stores were given essential status by the government. Currently, there is only one discounter in Saudi Arabia, Dukan, which is similar to a local convenience store but ...

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Discounters in Slovakia

Mar 2021

Discounters posted the highest growth in current value terms in grocery retailers in 2020. Unlike in other sales channels, spending on packaged food and fresh produce did not decline during the lockdown. On the contrary, value sales through ...

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Discounters in Morocco

Mar 2021

The rate of growth in the retail current value sales of discounters accelerated sharply during 2020 to reach its highest level in five years. Discounters proved to be particularly attractive to Moroccan consumers during the lockdown due to their very...

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Discounters in Denmark

Mar 2021

Discounters experienced a strong surge in growth in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which drove a number of lifestyle changes in the country. During the first outbreak of COVID-19, consumers stayed at home much more, and many switched to ...

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Discounters in Norway

Mar 2021

On 12 March 2020 the government announced the first measures pertaining to COVID-19 and the partial closure of the country. On that day, discounters in Norway experienced high levels of stockpiling and hoarding as consumers were unsure of the future ...

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Discounters in Colombia

Mar 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has served to reinforce the competitive standing of the discounters channel in modern grocery retailing in the Colombian market. While discounters players had to slow down their expansion strategies during the pandemic, they have ...

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Discounters in Hungary

Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created challenges for discounters in terms of supply and demand as these outlets were one of the primary sources of panic buying during the lockdown period. Affordable prices and full coverage of essential grocery products made...

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Discounters in the Czech Republic

Mar 2021

Discounters was one of the winners in 2020, posting the highest growth in current value terms in grocery retailers. Unlike in other channels, spending on food and grocery produce was not suppressed. On the contrary, foodservice sales moved to grocery...

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Discounters in Malaysia

Mar 2021

Towards the end of the review period, the Malaysian government’s KR1M 2.0 Initiative was replaced by i-KeeP, an acronym which stands for Inisiatif Kedai Ekonomi Pengguna, which translates into English as Consumer Economic Shop Initiative. This marks ...

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Discounters in Sweden

Mar 2021

The most significant impact on the discounters channel in 2020 was not from COVID-19 but rather from the exit of Netto. The chain had been the only significant challenger to Lidl in discounters in Sweden, but the previous expansion plans for Netto ...

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Discounters in France

Mar 2021

2020 saw France’s discounters register an underwhelming performance as the entire channel faced numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the low-price positioning of discounters proved very attractive to French consumers as the ...

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