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Can Tesco convince consumers it's cheaper than Aldi and Lidl?

Dave Lewis has managed to get under the skin of Aldi and Lidl with his ‘cheaper’ claims

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Five Pound World

Five Pound World targets 150 stores within 18 months Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Five Pound World opened its first branch in a former Poundworld store in Burton-on-Trent last week


Lidl Northern Ireland rapped over special offers brochure Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Lidl’s weekly deals pamphlet was ruled misleading over dates

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Can Jack's tackle the discounters without cannibalising Tesco sales?

09 Oct 2018 | By Darren Smith

Jack’s is a pleasant shop but doesn’t match up to Aldi and Lidl in every respect, says Darren Smith of Making Business Matter

aldi swap and save

Aldi and Lidl campaigns respond to Tesco 'cheaper' claim Subscription

09 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Both discounters have claimed typical baskets at their stores are cheaper than at Tesco

Shopper in Tesco

Tesco cheaper than the discounters? A bold but risky claim Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis risks a price war with the discounters

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Poundstretcher on drive to recruit ex-Poundworld staff Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The retailer will employ almost 1,000 new staff, most of which will be ex-Poundworld


Tesco is now 'cheaper than discounters', says Lewis Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest retailer is set to launch a major in-store campaign this weekend in a bid to reposition its price reputation

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Dieter Schwarz: a self-made mystery in the age of radical transparency

03 Oct 2018 | By Julia Glotz

A new German documentary tries to lift the lid on the extremely private Lidl billionaire - and raises more questions than it answers

Giles Hurley Aldi UK and Ireland CEO

Aldi will cut prices to stay cheaper than Jack's, says UK CEO Subscription

01 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

A recent price comparison by The Grocer found Tesco’s new discount chain was £1.87 cheaper for a basket of 35 items

Aldi UK and Ireland new logo

Aldi could be poised to launch UK same-day delivery, say analysts Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The discounter could follow its US Instacart rollout with a similar UK service

Jack's shopper

We sent a mystery shopper to Jack's - here's what they found

26 Sep 2018

To find out what the shopping experience is like, we sent a Grocer 33 mystery shopper to review Jack’s Chatteris

Lidl store front

Lidl launches one-hour grocery delivery in Dublin Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The core range including frozen, ambient and fresh food can be ordered on a smartphone app

Poundland moving into Poundworld store in East Kilbride

Poundland moves into 20 former Poundworld stores Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The retailer said it was looking to recruit former Poundworld staff for the locations

Jack's fresh herbs

Getting the balance right will be vital to Jack's success

21 Sep 2018

It will be interesting to see how much more of the Tesco brand is reflected in the new stores

Lidl kids veg range

Lidl to remove black plastic from fruit & veg lines

21 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The non-recyclable plastic will be removed from products including mushrooms, baby sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower

Jack's fresh five

Pricing analysis: Jack's prices vs Tesco, Aldi and Lidl Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

On the evidence of products selected from a flyer sent out to customers ahead of its launch in Chatteris this week, Jack’s


Jack's locations: where Tesco is recruiting for the next five stores Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Tesco has announced plans to open up to 15 new Jack’s discount stores across the UK within the next six months


Tesco launches Jack's discount store: analysts' reactions Subscription

20 Sep 2018

Following yesterday’s launch of Tesco’s first Jack’s store in Chatteris, here is the reaction from city analysts

Poundstretcher store

Poundstretcher hires Nadir Lalani as executive chairman

20 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Lalani founded 99p Stores in 2001 and was CEO before the discount chain was sold to rival Poundland in 2015

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Jack’s is here – and its pricing strategy is somehow still unclear Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Jack’s has been in the works for more than three years but there was last-minute feel about the big reveal, writes The Grocer’s chief reporter

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