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Christmas commercials Relaxed Christmas. Oh, the Christmas holiday! A few days off that are filled with overbuying, cooking, and time spent with friends and relatives. Sometimes, these activities can drive you nuts. Well, Lidl’s commercial depicts the “Cool Uncle” that has everything under control during the holiday season. Check out this “easy” commercial. 
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More comments from the MNB community about the proposed Kroger-Albertsons deal… One MNB reader wrote: One key learning after going through this process that I feel is evident to both Kroger and Albertsons management is the follow up to divestiture. Recall the Haggen’s debacle, where Albertsons sold some 88 stores to Haggen, (who failed miserably […]
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Bloomberg reports on how German discounter Aldi continues to gain market share in the UK, “gaining market share from bigger rivals as millions of Britons search for cheaper bills on their weekly shop.” It is, the story suggests, “a repeat of the aftermath of the financial crisis when Aldi and its fellow German discounter Lidl […]
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British grocery retailing has for decades been dominated by a small number of large and powerful retailers. That remains the case. Over the period however the number of firms involved has altered. In the 1980s we talked about the “big 5”. This became the “big 4” when Morrisons and Safeway merged and has remained that […]
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The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer has launched the Retail Trust Index (RTI), with the aim of examining online tracking practices across the retail industry, and the impact of intrusive data practices on consumer trust.  This shows that consumers when shopping online with the UK’s leading retailers will be on average tracked by ten separate trackers, and over 50% were […]
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Lidl remains the fastest growing retailer in the last 12 weeks ending 10 September, as food inflation accelerates and UK shoppers focus on buying little and more often to help manage rising food bills, reveals new data released today by NielsenIQ. Data from NielsenIQ reveals that Total Till sales growth slowed from +4.5% the previous […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
dunnhumby has released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index (RPI), looking at which grocers are best serving their customers in a faltering economy, and concluded that the top five are Market Basket, Aldi, WinCo, Grocery Outlet and Save A Lot. Rounding out the top 10:  Lidl, Dollar General, Food4LessFoodsCo, Family Dollar, and Military […]
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Market Basket is rated the top U.S. grocer in terms of gaining customers as consumer prices rise, according to a special edition of the Retailer Preference Index (RPI) from dunnhumby, a provider of customer data and analysis. Market Basket topped all 69 retailers in the Inflation RPI rankings, ahead of household […]
  1. Department: Food
The long spell of hot and dry weather has resulted in a stunted vegetable crop, say suppliers. Retailers have been warned to expect different looking fresh vegetables this year As a result, Lidl is among the UK retailers that has signalled its willingness to accommodate smaller and strangely shaped produce in its current lines. Today […]
  1. Data & Insights
It’s July and that can only mean one thing – it is time to update the grocery market share data for Great Britain. Forget global warming and the heatwave and the cost-of-living crisis (not really for either), this is the latest instalment of slow data for this series. Regulars to this blog know that I […]
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RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on parcelLab, the leading global Operations Experience Management platform. parcelLab brings people and brands closer together with unique post-sales experiences tailored to customers’ needs. Over 550+ brands trust parcelLab, including top retailers, like IKEA, Lidl, Bose, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Content Guy’s Note:  Scott Moses, Managing Director and head of the Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants investment banking practice at Solomon Partners, last week posted on his company’s website an analysis of the Federal Trade Commission’s recent Merger Guidelines Listening Forum videoconference, designed to allow the FTC’s leadership to hear from members of the public about […]
  1. Merchandising
Ocean and beach plastic packaging and products are among the terms being called out as greenwash by environmental campaign group Changing Markets Foundation. Brands including Coca-Cola and Unilever as well as retailers such as Tesco and Lidl are among those the organisation is exposing as it expands its website to include plastics as well […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In between graduation ceremonies last Friday (as we caught up with the pandemic impacted ceremonies of 2020 and 2021), I was interviewed by Steven Vass of The Conversation about the cost of living crisis and Shopping. The result is a Q&A piece which was published last Friday and which I reproduce from The Conversation below. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Lidl said to have ‘robust’ argument over yellow and blue eblem. Source: Lidl/The Grocer Lidl argues the solid yellow circle and blue background of its logo form a ‘wordless’ trademark A legal expert has backed Lidl’s prospects in its High Court battle with Tesco over similarities between the discounter’s logo and its bigger rival’s Clubcard Prices sign. […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]