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Aldi: In 2015 Aldi UK will be bigger than both Waitrose and the Coop, what does this mean for FMCG brands?

Aldi: In 2015 Aldi UK will be bigger than both Waitrose and the Coop, what does this mean for FMCG brands?
If you want to learn more, keep reading and discover the 25 key questions in our Aldi 2015 report brochure (contains a detailed table of content) and check back for [...]

ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery markets

ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery markets
What Aldi’s phenomenal 30%+ y-o-y UK growth in 2014 means for the hard discounter, its competitors and suppliers… To put Aldi’s UK performance into context, we are talking about the [...]

Lidl keeps investing in growth and cements its position as Europe’s biggest retailer

Lidl keeps investing in growth and cements its position as Europe’s biggest retailer
The discounter will invest €100m into its Austrian store network of more than 200 outlets in 2015. Combined with the outlays over the last two years this is the biggest [...]

7 things you didn’t know about Kaufland

7 things you didn’t know about Kaufland
Read our previous post on Lidl (Part II) 1. Kaufland is perhaps Schwarz’ most interesting innovation, a hybrid between a hard discounter (Lidl) and a hypermarket and currently the only [...]

From a position of strength Schwarz implements radical change at Lidl and Kaufland (Part II)

From a position of strength Schwarz implements radical change at Lidl and Kaufland (Part II)
Read our previous post on Lidl (Part I) Another example of the update is the work carried out on the stores themselves. Within the stores much has been invested into [...]

From a position of strength Schwarz implements radical change at Lidl and Kaufland (Part I)

From a position of strength Schwarz implements radical change at Lidl and Kaufland (Part I)
There are clear signs that Schwarz Gruppe is making the format fit for the next stage of its quest for global domination in 2015. [...]

Retailing in 2014 – Roundup

Retailing in 2014  – Roundup
With 2015 just around the corner, we at ResearchFarm have decided to provide a roundup of all our reports released in 2014. This year has focused on e-commerce and m-commerce [...]

Technology of the Future 2014

Technology of the Future 2014
Our latest report – Technology of the Future 2014 and its impact on consumers and retailers, operations and ranges – From sentient devices and AI to the makers’ movement – [...]

Shopping journey of the future – Part IV

Shopping journey of the future – Part IV
By the time Joe returns home, he has received a message from a supermarket that uses sentient technology and social media data mining suggesting that to celebrate this weekend’s excellent [...]

Shopping journey of the future – Part III

Shopping journey of the future – Part III
Our shopper of the future, Joe heads to a consumer electronics retailer to find the right Arduino model for his LED lighting. Having browsed an in-store tablet and still none [...]