Aldi news

04 February 2020
The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), Christine Tacon, has today (4 February 2020) launched her annual survey, inviting suppliers to share their experiences of trading relationships with major retailers and highlight any issues they are facing. The survey has played a vital role in helping the GCA to achieve progress for suppliers, demonstrating where retailers efforts have improved Code ...
27 January 2020
Aldi Spain reveals an overview of its expansion achievements in 2019, whilst appointing a new expansion director for 2020. Aldi’s 2019 expansion overview Aldi Spain completed 2019 with 308 stores, with 17 new store openings, it has increased its commercial area by 6.3%. The group has focused on regions such as; Andalusia, Basque Country, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia. ...
23 January 2020
Aldi Ireland has announced it will be running its 'Grow with Aldi' supplier development programme for the third year in a row, in 2020. So far the retailer has invested €1.5m in this initiative over three years, in association with Bord Bia. We look at what this means for Irish suppliers in more detail. Source: Aldi Ireland What? The 'Grow with Aldi'...
15 January 2020
Despite growth slowing in the lead up to Christmas, sales in the Irish grocery market reached over €1bn in December for the first time on record, according to Kantar. Overall market sales growth was 1.5% in the 12 weeks to December 29th. Discounters lead the way Aldi was the strongest performer of the festive season, with sales +6.3%. Lidl reached its highest ever market share in the period...
07 January 2020
Newly released GB market data from Kantar reveals only marginal growth for the crucial Christmas quarter. Sales in the 12 weeks to December 29th grew by just 0.2%, the slowest rate over Christmas since 2015 and down from 0.5% in the 12 weeks to December 1st. This suggests that trading was particularly disappointing for the four weeks to December 29th. The weak trend is mirrored by Nielsen whic...
06 January 2020
Aldi is first off the starting block with its Christmas reporting. The discounter delivered sales growth of 7.9% in the four weeks to Christmas Eve, hailing 2019 as its "best-ever Christmas". Growth supported by new store openings The addition of 47 stores to its estate compared to last year supported Aldi's strong Christmas performance. The impact is difficult to quantify as the retailer d...
19 December 2019
Aldi and Lidl are going all out to show shoppers choosing a discounter for your Christmas shop does not mean compromising on choice or quality. We look at three ways the retailers are delivering value, alongside giving the festive period a luxury feel. 1. Marketing focusing on quality and range Marketing during the golden quarter is perhaps more important than at any other time of the yea...
16 December 2019
Morrisons is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad.  Iceland For Iceland's Christmas 2019 campaign 'The Magic of Frozen', the retailer has partnered with Disney's Frozen, ahead of the release of Frozen 2 at the end of November. The ad uses several characters from the Disney film, with each sharing their favourite part of Christmas. The retailer returns back to ...
10 December 2019
In the 12 weeks to 1st December growth halved from the previous 12 weeks to November 3rd, to 0.5%. Consumers on average made one fewer visit to the shops over the past three months than this time last year. Challenging environment persists Shoppers have been delaying spending in the lead up to the festive season, with a wet November and the uncertainty that comes with the looming election d...
12 November 2019
With increasing political uncertainty, and a very wet start to the autumn, growth in the 12 weeks to November 3rd slowed to 1%, a slight reduction compared to last month's 1.3%. We look at the range of performances amongst the leading retailers in more detail. Ocado continues to grow well ahead of the market Ocado retained its position as the fastest growing retailer, at 13.5%. It has now b...