Lidl’s Esmara by Heidi Klum range has lived up to expectations and paves the way for material growth through clothing for the discounters.
If Walmart is, as has been reported, lining up a bid for discount chain B&M, it would at least signal that it had a clear strategy for Asda, despite the challenges that such a merger would represent.
Food and grocery inflation is set to reach 2.5 percent this year – the highest level since 2013.
Though across the UK people spend £700m ($895m) celebrating our Fathers each year, this is half of what we spend on Mother’s Day.
Having already disrupted food retail, discount players are increasingly impinging on the grocers’ share of non-food retail sectors, with homewares becoming the next battle ground.
Discount players such as B&M and Home Bargains have rapidly expanded in recent years.
The rise of value fashion and e-commerce retailers has caused major damage to the clothing mid-market.