The discounters channel presents both opportunities and challenges in the Chinese market. On the one hand, the economic downturn and reduced incomes have created demand for value prices, with many consumers seeking high-quality products at a reasonable price.
Private label products from local supermarket brands are often perceived as cheap, but low-quality offerings. Therefore, the penetration of private label is still quite low in China.
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Discounters are chained retail outlets typically with a selling space of between 400 and 2,500 square metres. Stores have a primary focus on selling a limited range of foods, beverages, tobacco and non-groceries at budget prices, regularly via private label. Discounters can be classified as hard discounters and soft discounters. Hard discounters, first introduced by Aldi in Germany, are also known as limited-line discounters. Stores are typically 400-900 square metres and stock fewer than 1,000 product lines, largely in packaged groceries. Product range available is predominantly made up of private-label brands. Soft discounters are usually slightly larger than hard discounters, and are also known as extended-range discounters. Stores typically stock 1,000-4,000 product lines. As well as private-label and budget brands, stores commonly carry leading brands at discounted prices. Example brands include Aldi, Lidl, and Dia.See All of Our Definitions
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