Aldi news

10 April 2013
Figures released by Nielsen show that UK grocery retail sales grew by 6.2% in the four weeks to 30 March 2013, with volumes up 2.5% year-on-year.  With Easter falling a week later in April in 2012, March got the full benefit of a 41% rise in confectionery sales and a 12% rise in BWS sales, as consumers celebrated the holiday weekend. Sainsbury's well ahead of major rivals Sainsbury's gain...
09 April 2013
Aldi continues to grow the number of national brands in its stores, both in its domestic market and internationally. We assess how its strategy in brands is evolving. 1. Brand strategy varies by market Over the last two years, Aldi has steadily been growing its branded listings. The precise number of listing varies by market and depends on local shopper trends, with Switzerland and Aus...
09 April 2013
Aldi Süd is launching a test project in Germany that will see parts of its advertising spend used online in new ways. Promoting special buys Aldi has begun promoting its limited availability lines on new online platforms in order to reach different customers. It has already taken out space on Ebay.de, Gmx.de and Web.de with the trial so far limited to the states of Baden-Württemberg a...
08 April 2013
Aldi is reported to be investing up to AUD 2bn in its Australian business in the next few years. Supporting strong growth Local press, Australian Daily, reports that Aldi Australia is set to receive AUD 1bn to support its rapid store expansion programme, with a further AUD 1bn to follow in the future. Expanding into new states Aldi has not confirmed the specific figures released...
04 April 2013
Discount retailer Aldi has launched its first 'convenience' store in London. A more direct move into the convenience market The store, a former Peacocks unit in Kilburn, North West London, is approximately half the size of a typical 15,000 sq ft Aldi . The move by Aldi to open smaller stores in high footfall locations, and close to transport hubs in London, will boost competition with Sa...
03 April 2013
A pick-up in market growth, outperformance from Superquinn and a continuing strong showing by Aldi are key features of the latest market share data from Kantar Worldpanel for Ireland, for the 12 weeks to 17 March 2013.   12 weeks to 18 March 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 17 March 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.2 27.5 -1.3 Dunnes 22.6 22....
27 March 2013
Last week we examined how retailers in Australia are creating formats that are strengthening multi-channel competition. However, moving from the macro environment and drilling down further, retailers and suppliers are progressively starting to evolve their strategies to become shopper and insight led, with differentiation a word that we are increasingly hearing. An area we are likely to see i...
26 March 2013
According to the latest retailer share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 17 March 2013, growth in the UK grocery retail market has continued to pick up, with sales ahead 3.9% (vs 3.7% in the previous period).  The Kantar measure of inflation is still above the market on 4.2%, but this has fallen, indicating the rate of volume decline has slowed.   12 weeks t...
21 March 2013
With the changing dynamics of an increasingly competitive and unique grocery market, Australian retailers continue to drive strong growth, relative to their counterparts in other developed nations. However, despite a highly concentrated network of supermarkets, there remains much headroom to sweat more from existing bricks and mortar assets across all channels. International retailers creati...
14 March 2013
Latest figures released by Nielsen, covering the 12 week period up to the 2nd March show shoppers are still relying on the discounters to help cut back on their food expenses. Events driving discretionary spend Aggregate sales value growth for the UK's leading supermarkets during the four weeks ending 2nd March 2013 was up 3.2% year on year. This is an increase of 1% on the previous four ...