BEFORE the COVID-19 outbreak led to a boost in spending across the grocery sector, the discounters were continuing to storm ahead in the UK, according to figures from Kantar and Nielsen.
CONVENIENCE retailers in Irvine breathed a sigh of relief last month when plans to build a new Lidl store were quashed by the local authority.
The latest figures from Kantar for the 12 weeks to 29 December revealed Lidl was the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket
Grocery sales in the UK were “unexpectedly slow” while approaching the peak of the ‘golden quarter’ of festive trading.
Lidl and Aldi grow sales continuously while their rivals see growth stagnating
2019 proved to be another year of uncertainty, with the impact of Brexit, DRS and the promotions ban still unclear
As the crucial Christmas trading period approaches, the UK’s grocery market continues to experience sluggish sales growth.
Lidl has officially opened its £70m distribution centre on the Eurocentral industrial estate near Bellshill.
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The middle of September signals the start of freshers week: when swathes of young people head off to university and get ready for four years of (allegedly) hard work.
While other retailers struggle, Lidl and Aldi continue to flourish .
Lidl has introduced reusable fruit and veg bags across its store estate .
Most nations like to boast about the quality of their produce, but there are few that can compete with Scotland when it comes to quality.
Lidl has announced plans for further expansion in Scotland, with 12 new stores to open in the next three years .
Grocery sales have proved disappointing, with Nielsen finding a “significant drop” in spending for the four weeks to 19 May .