Aldi news

10 July 2020
We look at the two new developments from discounter Aldi, including the upgrades it has made to its customer flow system, and its commitments to British products. 1. Traffic-light system upgrade In May, Aldi launched a new  traffic light system to control customer flow. The traffic lights signal when shoppers can enter the store, based on individual store customer limits. As the doors on...
07 July 2020
The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government. VAT cut to help population and consumption Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government has implemented a temporary VAT ra...
02 July 2020
Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
30 June 2020
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
29 June 2020
Following on from Aldi UK partnering with Deliveroo, the retailer has announced it will now begin trialling the service in Ireland. How it works Shoppers can choose from over 200 (140 in ireland) products through the app. These will be picked and packed by Aldi staff and taken for delivery by Deliveroo riders. A range of essentials such as bread, milk and fresh produce will initially be ...
26 June 2020
Aldi Suisse is the first retailer to implement the Nutri-Score system in Switzerland. From July 2020, it will test the Nutri-Score label on several of its private label products. Starting with food-to-go and ready meals The scoring system gives a mark to each product according to its nutritional value. The Nutri-Score ranks products from A to D, with A being the highest. It has been tested ...
23 June 2020
New store openings have been relatively rare this year as retailers have focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and paused new space plans. However, 2020 got off to a strong start, including a notable new opening from Amazon. We look at some of the key stores which opened each month this year in the US and what learnings can be taken as retailers adapt to the current trading environment. ...
23 June 2020
In the 12-weeks prior to 14th June take home grocery sales grew 13.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Kantar. This is a slight slow down from the previous 12-week period where sales growth was 14.3%. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Shopping patterns remain severely disrupted This 12-week period captures the full lockdown period...
19 June 2020
We round up the latest news in discount and variety discount in the UK and Ireland from the w/c 15th June. Poundland resumes the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range Poundland paused the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range at the start of the pandemic. The new lines had initially been introduced to 20 stores, with a further 10 having chilled only. Before the pandemic ...
12 June 2020
Aldi has expanded its trial of on-demand delivery service with Deliveroo to the capital, specifically in Camden. Follows a successful trial across the Midlands The move follows a successful trial in eight stores across the Midlands. Customers will have the choice to shop from over 200 essential Aldi products, before being picked and packed by Aldi staff and delivered by Deliveroo’s riders. ...