The EDLP tactics of Asda and Tesco may have opened rather than closed the doors to the hard discounters in the UK, retail experts have warned.

Speakers at Citigroup Smith Barney's annual food retailing conference highlighted the growing appeal of hard discounting to consumers and urged delegates not to underestimate the potential market share for Aldi and Lidl.

More details can be found in this week's issue of The Grocer - out Saturday.