Aldi news

15 August 2019
Aldi has launched self-service checkouts in three of its six Local stores in London. Follows on from a successful trial in standard format stores Aldi launched its first self-service checkout in April of this year when it tested out the concept in its Glascote store in Tamworth. Despite it being a standard amongst the Big Four retailers and Aldi's main competitor Lidl, having them in 150 of...
13 August 2019
Aldi UK is trialling removing the plastic from its steak packaging, in its latest initiative to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. The trial Aldi will be replacing the plastic packaging from its 'Specially Selected' range of steaks with a cardboard tray. The new packaging has been sourced from sustainably-managed forests. The trial will take place across over 380 stores. ...
05 August 2019
We look at the latest developments from Lidl and Aldi UK.  Lidl: Ireland expansion As Lidl continues to gain market share in Ireland it announces plans for further store expansion. The latest Kantar data for the 12 weeks leading up to the 14th July show Lidl now accounts for 11.2% of the Irish grocery market. It is also the fastest growing supermarket, with sales increasing 8.2%. The ret...
25 July 2019
In the 12 weeks leading up to the 14th July overall market sales fell by 0.5%. This was the first decline in market growth since June 2016. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance. Cooler weather and lack of seasonal events slows performance This decline was not unexpected as retailers were up against a challenging comparative period where the heat wave and wo...
09 July 2019
We look at Aldi's new vegan range and its plans to reduce plastic waste further. Expanding specialist diet offering with 'I am vegan' range Aldi has launched a new range called 'I am vegan'. Products are plant based, made with soy and pea protein. The first product to launch was the quarter pounder burger , with the plan to add more lines in the future. The range is a build on Aldi's ex...
07 July 2019
According to Lebensmittel Zeitung, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd in Germany are set to align the sourcing of their private label brands by the end of 2020. Aligning sourcing and strategies In Germany, the two companies already work together. Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd started joint discounted price campaigns on branded products in January 2019. The two companies also work closely on sustainability a...
25 June 2019
Market growth was 1.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 June 2019, according to the latest results from Kantar. Performance has slowed compared to this time last year, when growth was 2.1%. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance. Cooler weather slows growth This year growth is more modest due to the cooler weather and lack of celebratory occasions such as the World Cup ...
25 June 2019
We look the continued evolution of Aldi and Lidl UK, including three key areas the retailers are focusing on. 1. Small store expansion in London: appealing to the city shopper After the successful trial of its first 'Local' store in Balham, South London, Aldi has announced it will be opening seven more. According to The Grocer this will include a new store to open in Camden on 27th J...
11 June 2019
From July onwards Aldi will be replacing its plastic bags with paper and biodegradable ones. Paper or biodegradable trial Half of Aldi's stores will trial paper bags and the other half, biodegradable ones. The biodegradable bags are made from a biodegradable material called Bioplast and will be compostable within 12 months. When the trial ends Aldi will roll-out whichever is more popular ac...
07 June 2019
On 7 June, Aldi Süd opened its first two physical stores in Shanghai, China. The stores present a completely different and very premium look and feel compared to its stores in Europe and US. They also offer services that are not usually seen at discounters, such as counters and a scan and go payment solution. Very premium look and feel Source: Aldi China Aldi has decided to use a ve...