Magazine: Discounters are conquering Europe

By: Trademagazin Date: 2021. 04. 16. 07:36

According to the E-Scanner newsletter of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), discount supermarkets have increased their market share and they are playing a very important role in European retail trade, in part thanks to their strong private label programmes.

Aldi is expanding in the countries of the Mediterranean, at the moment they have 100 stores in Italy and plan to open 3 every month. Aldi wants to open 40 stores in Spain. Lidl acquired 280,000 new customers in France in December. The discounter announced opening 23 new stores in Belgium.

In the United Kingdom the share of online FMCG purchases reached 16 percent in January, doubling from 8 percent in last January. In the first 4 weeks of 2021 the British spent GPB 1.4 billion on FMCG products online – this sum represents a 121-percent like-for-like sales increase.

The Czech parliament has decided that grocery stores must mainly sell products made in the country. According to the new law, from next year stores bigger than 400m² are obliged to sell 55 percent Czech-made fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products. By 2028 this proportion must increase to 73 percent. //

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