BERLIN (Reuters) – Aldi and Lidl have a new weapon in their battle to be Germany’s discount grocery number one: Coca-Cola.
Both chains have for years used own-brand goods and low prices to woo customers from global giants like Carrefour, Tesco and Metro. Both are still expanding abroad – particularly in Britain and the United States.
BERLIN, July 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of bargain hunters
flocked to a new Primark store in the heart of Berlin on
Thursday despite a protest by campaigners demanding the Irish
chain improves conditions in the factories that produce its
budget tops and jeans.
Primark, owned by Associated British Foods, is
accelerating the pace of its expansion in Europe, where it
already has 274 stores, and in April announced it would open its
first U.S. store in Boston towards the end of 2015.