Posts Tagged ‘hard discounters’

Ambient Grocery: Will sales evaporate and management heads roll in this summer heatwave?

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 by Will Carter

The hot weather is bad news for an already embattled ambient grocery market. Profit warnings may be on their way.

Brands at the Aldi Crossroads

Posted on: April 21st, 2015 by Will Carter

What is different about Aldi and Lidl is that they have brazenly attacked iconic brands where private label has previously feared to tread, and they’ve done it by creating proprietary brands of their own, sometimes known as Phantom Brands, but on a cost structure that represents the leanest of lean private label supply chains. This leaves brand owners at a crossroads of Aldi/Lidl-related decisions as challenging as those being faced by the UK’s big four multiple grocers themselves.

Aldi and Lidl have created a new dimension in Private Label and “Own Brand”

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Will Carter

I hesitate to add to the pages which have already been written in industry journals about the seemingly unstoppable surge of the continental hard discounters. But it seems to me that most analysts and commentators have missed a key driver of the success of both Aldi and Lidl in the UK over recent months. It’s […]

The Grocer – Saturday Essay by Will Carter: Have Discounters Really Cracked the UK?

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Will Carter

What is the long term outook for hard discounters in the UK grocery market? Performance has been outstanding in the last few recessionary years, but this performance has benefited from a range of one off boosts.