Aldi news

29 May 2019
In the 12 weeks to 19th May 2019 the grocery market grew by 1.3% according to the latest results from Kantar. This was slower than the previous reporting period of April, and the equivalent period in 2018. Inflation continued to decrease (+1.2% compared to +1.4% in the previous period). We look at these results in more detail.  Slowing growth Shoppers have cut back on spend this month. In M...
28 May 2019
We share three examples of how Aldi and Lidl are adding excitement for shoppers beyond the store.  1. 'Lidl Movie Moments'   Source: Lidl   Lidl has partnered with Cineworld cinemas to give shoppers the chance to win cinema tickets for family. If shoppers spend over £40 and upload a photo of their receipt to the Lidl website they will be entere...
30 April 2019
Grocery market growth has picked up to its fastest rate so far in 2019 according to new Kantar data, as retailers benefited from the long build up to a late Easter and record breaking weather. Inflation and volumes slip In the 12 weeks to April 21st (Easter Sunday), the GB grocery market grew by 2.0%, boosted by a record £2.5bn spent during the Easter week. Over the whole 12 week period sho...
15 April 2019
We are frequently seeing discounters Aldi and Lidl evolve their store concepts to meet the changing needs of shoppers. This week we have seen Aldi UK trial its first self-service checkouts and Lidl Ireland pioneer in-store recycling. Aldi launches self-service checkouts Aldi has launched self-service checkouts in its Glascote store in Tamworth, according to Retail Gazette. Although this is ...
02 April 2019
Growth slowed to 1.4% in the 12 weeks to 24th March, according to Kantar. This makes it the slowest growth rate since March 2018. Inflation edged up from 1.4% to 1.5% causing implied volumes to dip into negative territory. We look at the results in more detail. Seasonal changes impact growth Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit challenges have mainly come for retailers from changes to...
21 March 2019
We look at the latest news from discount retailer Aldi about future expansion in Ireland and Scotland. We also look at its latest initiatives forming part of its aim to reduce plastic usage. Expansion in Ireland and Scotland Aldi has announced plans to open 50 more stores in Ireland in the coming years. The new stores will all be in Southern Ireland. An exact time frame for these openings h...
20 March 2019
Aldi has launched a new banner; Aldi 'Local' in Balham London. We look at how the 'Local' banner differs from its standard stores and how discounters are evolving their store formats. Offering a more convenient option in the city environment The  store is around 600 sq m, half the size of a typical Aldi and has a reduced range. There are around 1,500 SKUs, compared to the 1,800 in a standar...
05 March 2019
The overall growth of the UK grocery market was 1.9% in the 12 weeks up to February 24th, according to the latest data from the Kantar Worldpanel. This was a slight increase of +0.2 percentage points on January, reflecting a nudge upwards in both inflation and volume.  Brexit: despite growing concern shoppers are not stockpiling Brexit remains a key issue. Shoppers are worried about its imp...
18 February 2019
The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator, Christine Tacon, has today (18 February) launched her annual survey, inviting suppliers to share their experiences of trading relationships with major retailers and highlight any issues they are facing.   This year the survey – the sixth carried out by the GCA - includes Ocado and B&M, which were designated by the Competition and Markets Authority in Novemb...
05 February 2019
Britain's overall grocery market growth was slightly higher at 1.7% in the 12 weeks to January 27th than the 1.6% growth we saw over the Christmas period, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. Sales declined by £1.5bn from December, however this was expected as shoppers made the inevitable cut backs after Christmas. Inflation remained the same at 1.3%, implying a small amount of...