channel has been boosted by the global economic crisis in 2008 and 2009 and is still not mature in most Eastern European markets where grocery retailing remains fragmented.
Although few discounters
have in-house analysts, most will send investors research materials from sources such as Standard & Poor's, Value Line, Bloomberg and Morningstar.
For those stores where there was an impact on turnover from the new discounter
openings, the overall loss to the major was 2.
The biggest opportunity with discounters
for snack food manufacturers is with Wal-Mart, according to an article in Snack World, the publication of the Snack Food Association.
have simply raised their game again, says Kantar director Ed Garner.
Approval ratings for the quality offered by the discounters
, on the other hand, have gone up across the board, with Farmfoods leading the pack, an impressive 51% of shoppers describing the quality of its products as "10/10 outstanding".
More than one in three (35%) prefer to shop discounters
for skin care products, with 26% choosing department stores and 18% opting for drug stores.
VALENCIA - In showing its softer side, Sears let itself get too soft, losing ground to both higher-end department stores and discounters
like Target and Kohl's.
7 percent, while online spend grew by 26 percent, and discounters
By contrast, discounters
Lidl and Aldi continue to enjoy strong sales growth and eat into the established players' dominance.
Sainsbury's nine-year run of quarterly sales growth has come to an end, as more and more consumers switch to discounters
The report found that the "discount channel"--which encompasses "food" discounters
such as Aldi and Lidl, pound shops and high street discount stores--is currently used by just under half (46 percent) of shoppers, and is expected to expand dramatically:
The resurgence of Aldi and Lidl has hogged the spotlight, but the growth of TJ Morris, B&M Retail, Farmfoods and other UK-owned discounters
has been no less dramatic on the indie grocery retail scene, according to The Grocer's annual ranking of the UK's Top 5o independents.
SUPERMARKET shoppers' "recession panic" could be coming to an end as research showed strong quarterly growth for Waitrose while discounters
Economic indicators that contributed to a difficult holiday selling season for discounters
have not improved--and have actually worsened--in the early part of 2008, says Carl Steidtmann, chief economist at Deloitte & Touche USA LLR "Every single factor, other than the tax burden, was pulling the Deloitte Research Leading Index of Consumer Spending downward in February and March.